Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Saturday, 20 November 2010

There she blows


Margate Museum certainly has got a few surprises like this Harpoon Head for a hand held wooden shafted spear.From the information on the display card this harpoon was used aboard the British Whaler "North Britain" circa 1840. Definitely an item which I am sure has a interesting history behind it including the biggest mystery of all, how it got to be in the Museum Collection in the first place ?

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