The Portuguese Shore Whalers of Califórnia 1854-1904

Emigration

Shore Whaling: A New Publication on the Portuguese Experience in California. Since Portuguese immigrants played a prominent role in the history of shore whaling in California.

The book begins with a description of the business of shore whaling in California. The second part describes the establishment and operation in California of the shore whaling companies, county by county. The final section provides a biography of known members of the various shore whaling companies.