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Bill's Seaport Sample

  1. 1. Bill’s PPT trial Seaport Co-Creation Team Number One
  2. 2. The Life Behind a Ship <ul><li>Putting together a whaling voyage was both a national and an international undertaking </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to understand the value of interstate commerce when understanding America and its economy: particularly the whaling industry. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Click on a ship part to find out more about the piece </li></ul>
  4. 4. Harpoon
  5. 5. Where does the Iron come from? <ul><li>The iron comes from the bogs of the marshlands around Boston. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Harpoon <ul><li>The Harpoon was the main tool used in killing the whale during a voyage. Once harpooned the whale would be followed until it died and then returned to the whale ship to be processed. </li></ul><ul><li>However, what role do Panama, Kentucky, and Boston play in making the Harpoon? </li></ul>
  7. 7. InterState Relationships <ul><li>Iron from Boston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iron bars were smelted in furnaces in Quincy, Massachusetts or Saugus, Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But that Iron was smelted from COKE from Kentucky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The wood for the fires in the smith shop was from Connecticut, Massachusetts or New Hampshire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The smith shop was often in found places like New Bedford, MA where the Iron bars were sent to be made into specific ship parts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finally it was shipped to the port where the ship was being launched </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where does the Rope come from? The hemp comes from Central America to New England.
  9. 9. Rope Making <ul><li>Hemp is a biomass/plant with fibrous aspects that make it easy to create individual strands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These strands are woven over and over again to form rope with great strength </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When hemp was phased out, manila (a relative of the banana) from the Philippines was used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These strands were stronger, needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>less water-proofing, and just as strong </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. International Relationships <ul><li>The hemp for rope was from Panama and Central America </li></ul><ul><li>The manila later used for rope was from the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Many sailors were not just from local towns near the ship’s port, but also immigrants looking for a way to “make it” in the USA </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Making of a Whaling Voyage was a national undertaking. <ul><li>The whaling voyage was a major undertaking not just for the town where the ship took port, but from other parts of the country and the world as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The life behind a ship was more involved than one can imagine. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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