Clusters of red roof tile fragments can still be seen on Henley Island where whale oil was processed at shore-side tryworks
. At least two Basque whaling ships, the Madalena and the Maria, are known to have gone down in the harbour.
installed on-deck tryworks
on their vessels that allowed blubber to
This presumably is different from the on-shore tryworks
set up in 1860-61 on the eastern shore of San Ignacio (Ballenas) Lagoon (La Freidera, or The Trypot or Tryworks
; Henderson, 1972:100, 157).
Byron Pedler (right) spent long hours this summer extracting and purifying compounds from dolphin fat, like a laborer in an 18th-century tryworks
. Instead of boiling vats and flensing knives, his tools were glassware, solvents, and mass spectrometers.
Excavations at the site were carried out in 1997, and uncovered the remains of the tryworks
, the crew barracks, and the quarters of the senior headsman who managed the station.
(23) This phrase is Ishmael's from his revery at the tiller in chapter 96, "The TryWorks
Roof tile fragments were recorded along the west side of the cove in 1985 (Vera et al., 1986), and the 1991 LSCS located a tryworks
on the eastern shore of that cove.
In 1860, when the Hawaiian schooner Maria arrived at Magdalena Bay on 3 December, the crew immediately went ashore, constructed tryworks
and huts, and prepared a scow for transporting blubber to land (Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 18 April 1861, 5(42):2).
By the 1750s, islanders had installed on-deck tryworks
on their vessels that allowed blubber to be boiled at sea.
once stood on Tryhouse Point at the head of Bass Harbor, Maine, in the modern village of Barnard, formerly West Bass Harbor (Kelley (3)).