1965 The Atlantic Companies Vintage Ad | Whaling Disaster


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This 1965 vintage ad has a color illustration of whaling ships trapped in ice and men unloading barrels from the Concordia and the headline, “Ships crushed like eggshells in loss of 33 arctic whalers”.

Year Published: 1965
Approximate overall size – inches: 10 x 13
Grade: Excellent

“Like a white steel trap, the arctic ice had opened its jaws. between them was a clear strip of water. In went the fleet, lured by the bait—rich whaling fields. With an unexpected shift in the wind, the jaws snapped shut. All 33 vessels were trapped in the crushing, grinding ice.”

This is a 55 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1965 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.

Wikipedia on Whaling Disaster of 1871