Glossary icon


Nantucket Sleigh-Ride

** Not Found: /note/views/nantucket_sleigh_ride.jpg

Martha's Vineyard Museum Frank E. Pettit

A term used by whalers to describe what occurs immediately following the harpooning of a whale. The whale, realizing it had been harpooned, would try to flee, dragging the whale boat along with it. The thrilling ride for the sailors would last as long as the whale could swim before becoming exhausted.

JavaScript required access all features of this site. Use Browser Back to return.