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crimp

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — History of the Americas.

One who, during the days of the press gang, made it his business to persuade seamen to desert from a ship in order to sell them to another or to deliver them to the press gang on payment of...

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sealing

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — History of the Americas.

Has a history, like whaling, that stretches back into prehistory; images of seals (see marine mammals) appear in Palaeolithic rock art. It is still practised by Inuits today for whom seals...

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