Feeding the blubber boilers - Whales and whaling in Antarctica pictures Selected Trips to Antarctica Peninsula Cruise 11/12 days Peninsula Active Adventure Cruise 11 days Peninsula, kayaking, camping, 12 days
2016/3/18 · From 1912 to 1931, roughly 150 men labored throughout the summer, cramming the blubber and bones of humpback and fin whales into boilers and transforming them into 140,000 barrels of oil. But harpoon cannons, factory-style ships able to quickly process a multi-tonne whale at sea, and the plunging price of whale oil eventually made shore-based operations unprofitable, and the station was abandoned.
Cutting up the blubber blanket - Whales and whaling in Antarctica pictures Cutting up the blubber blanket for processing and passing to the boilers beneath the main deck. Once removed, the blubber blanket is laid on the deck and cut into smaller pieces by another
14 Disused Whaling Stations, Grytviken Harbour - Gazetteer, July 2011 3.4 Detail of top of boilers showing very loose brickwork 3.6 West end of boilers 3.7 Second row of boilers looking northwards 3.5 Blubber cookers and remains of hoist system looking