Traditional Whale Hunting Became Whale Watching in Pico, The Azores

Whaling was a major source of income for Azoreans. Whalers used the traditional, 18th century hunting methods, using hand-thrown harpoons and lances well into the 20th century. Whaling was a very large part of the economy in the archipelago and almost everyone has a whaler in their family… [click to read more]

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