B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board. :: Freshwater and Marine Image Bank" />
B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board. :: Freshwater and Marine Image Bank" />
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B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board.</a>" />

Cutting-In a Right Whale or Bowhead.
A-Fluke-chain adjusted to the "small."
B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board.

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B-Fin-Chain fastened around left fin.
C-Ring of fin-chain into which blubber-hook is fastened to raise fin and blanket-piece (the starting point when unwinding blubber from the whale).
D-Hole in root of lip into which blubber-hook is inserted to hoist lip on board ship.
F-G- Scarf to detach and hoist lower lip.
E-H- Scarf cut from fin below and forward of eye to blow-holes H on head.
E-I- Scarf from fin E to back of whale I.
J-K- Scarf cut in removing blubber while whale is being rolled. (The other spiral lines show final scarfs.)
L-Hole mortised in head for head-chain.
M-One method of hoisting head by head-chain and toggles, the chain being pasdsed through the blow-holes.
M, M (Fig.2).-Newer and better method of hoisting head by use of chain strapped blocks. Tail of chain passed through from H, under several feet of blubber to and through the hole cut at L and then coupled to sister-hooks on the lower block.
N-Cutting made by man with an ax (while overboard) in order to detach the head bone.
O-Lower edge of bone which is very thin and requires only light strokes to free it.
P-Markings showing where the spade is inserted to start the throat bone in detaching head.
Q-Where the hole is made in throat in order to haul it on board.
R-Throat-chain and toggle by wihich throat is sometimes taken on board.
S-Dotted line to show where backbone is cut to lessen strain on windlass when taking off lbubber.
T-Wide section of blanket-piece which is trimmed down by boarding-knife when taking blubber on board." />
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