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Study Guide Ch.10&11

Long Island Story

TermDefinition
Scrimshaw Carvings of pictures made on whales' teeth.
Baleen Whale carvings.
Grist Mill Where grains were ground up to make flour.
White Peking Duck A well known Long Island product brought back from China in 1873.
Scythe A tool used to mow hay.
Onshore Whaling A method of whaling where a whale watcher stands on top of a sand dune to alert everyone else.
Offshore Whaling A method of whaling that included a sterner and a harpooner. Most popular and profitable method of whaling.
Marine Mammal Act This forbids the sale of any whale products.
Harrow A tool used to break up clods, or clumps of dirt.
Harpoon A giant spear with a rope attached to it.
Sheep Parting Day The time when owners identified their animals with special ear marks.
How were wales important to the economy of Long Island? Support your answer. Whales were important to the economy of Long Island because
Describe what an average day on a Long Island farm in the 1800s would have been like. Include the chores that needed to be done.
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