Explore More with our Audio Tour
Hear Museum Director Nomi Dayan introduce diverse and engaging topics exploring whaling life at sea, including quotes from journals.
Special cameos from museum staff and friends!
Access transcriptions of our audio clips.
1. What did Whalers Eat?
Food was the most complained-about aspect of the whaling industry. Find out why. 3 min 50 sec
2. Bugs ON a WHALESHIP!
Hear about the challenge of keeping insects and rodents from food supplies. 3 min
3. Did WHALERS EAT WHALEMEAT?
We answer a common question visitors ask at our museum. Hear from whalers and a whaling wife about whale on dinner plates - as well as whale on the general public's menu. 3 min 14 sec
4. EXPLORE THE DIORAMA
Find out how many years it took to build the diorama, how the area earned its name, and what ships are in the harbor. 3 min 29 sec
5. KIDS ON A WHALESHIP
Hear from 6-year-old Laura Jernegan who sailed on a whaleship in 1858. 1 min 15 sec
We thank Humanities NY for supporting this project's research.