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The legendary whaling port that produced the toughest sailors on earth … not the huge fleet it once was, but still alive in the 21st century.

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    • It also speaks of the fatal over-fishing of George’ Banks by men who should have known better. Because the banks are so fished out they are closed for the forseeable future and more of the fleet is gone, fishing unsustainable. I followed the story for years, wondering why they were so foolishly stubborn in the face of reality … until finally, what they feared the most came to pass. What remains of the fleet compared to the past is truly a tiny remnant.

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