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Small Water Cask


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This small cask was used to store fresh water in the whale chasing boat. Often gone for more than a day, the boats could become separated from the ship by several miles while struggling with a harpooned whale. Water from a cask could be consumed by the crew until they were reunited with the ship.

Width: 10 1/2" (base) Width: 9" (top) Height: 13"

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