Whalebone Jaw Arch, Whitby
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smithbats
N 54° 29.416 W 000° 36.975
30U E 654397 N 6040686
Quick Description: Whalebone Arch, West Cliff, Whitby
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 12:52:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMAJE3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 16

Long Description:
These bones were originally given to Whitby by Norway in 1963. They commemorate Whitby's rich whaling history. Prior to 1833 sailing ships from Whitby would lower boats manned by 6 men, these men would then kill the whales using hand made harpoons. Countless men were lost.

The wild coast weather finally took their toll on the arch and it was replaced in 2002 with the jaw of a Bowhead Whale by Whitby's twin town of Barrow Alaska.
Type: Triumphal (Monument/Memorial)

Subtype: Other

Location: West Cliff

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