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Boy, 9, may be youngest to harpoon, kill a whale

...using a darting gun. The weapon is a harpoon with an apparatus that fires an explosive...wanted Paul to go up front and throw the harpoon in again. Put another bomb into it...age," Pebley said. Brower aimed the harpoon for the boy and told him when and where...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Whale hunt in Canadian Arctic sparks debate 7/13/98

...Equipped with an explosive-tipped harpoon, two dozen Inuit in the Canadian Arctic...given the honor of throwing the first harpoon. Pangnirtung's hunters will not use...though they will be armed with an exploding harpoon fired from a shoulder-mounted gun...
6 cities breweries helped transform

...that Boulevard played," O'Neill says.ON THE WATERFRONT: Harpoon Brewery opened on the South Boston waterfront in 1986, when...buildings, restaurants and a convention center sit nearby.Harpoon recently negotiated a 50-year lease with the city. The rent...
Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra

...000 or so animals. Because the creatures can live to be older than 200 - a fact George discovered when he found an old stone harpoon point in a whale - some of the bowheads alive today may have themselves dodged the barbed steel points of the Yankee whalers...
Begich drubs quality of Xtratuf boots

...them," Weedman said. However there are limits to a warranty, he said."If they have hole in their boot where a halibut harpoon went through their foot" the return policy does not apply, Weedman said. "But they'll get lots of sympathy from us...
Portrait in 3-D

The hunter stands ready, harpoon and knife at hand, in the Alaska State Museum. The hunter is a...scaled to size, as accessories for her figures, a knife and harpoon for one, a wooden bench for another, a pulpit for yet another...
The halibut that didn't want to get away the rod holder so I could grab the harpoon. Everything worked as planned and I soon...under the surface ready for me to sink a harpoon. Well, almost ready. I normally release...port side where I had the rod holder and harpoon ready. Remarkably, the fish cooperated...
Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales

...chairs the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission's weapons improvement program. Brower trains Native whaling captains to handle a harpoon-launched grenade loaded with penthrite, a World War I-era explosive used in demolition. "They love it," Brower said...
Worn suitcase holds treasure for Museum of the Aleutians

...crochet-like hook at one end" turned out to be a harpoon. And "ivory adze with fire-starting...head, part of a system used to attach a harpoon to a kayak. "There is so much material...narrow slit cut into its side. "This harpoon point, this is something new." Excited...
This Day in History

...Haines area defeated incorporation overwhelmingly, 154-22. A dead whale was found near Sitka carrying a Russian made radio-harpoon. A spokesman for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries said there was no cause for alarm, as the device was undoubtedly a new...


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