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Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundland: The Aquaforte Station and the Ellefsen Family, 1902-1908

Anthony B. Dickinson and Chelsey W. Sanger


This book is both a study of the wider presence of the whaling industry in Newfoundland and Labrador between 1898 and 1972, and a comprehensive case study of the ‘Ellefsen Papers’ and the Aquaforte whaling station. Aquaforte was the only entirely Norwegian-owned factory in Newfoundland at the turn of the century, and one of the only whaling companies to retain all company records, making it an invaluable resource for maritime historians. The archive consists of business transactions, operations details, personal letters, photographs, wage accounts, equipment lists, and product information. The ... More

Keywords: Commercial Whaling, Ellefsen Papers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007305
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony B. Dickinson, author

Chelsey W. Sanger, author