Dog-Holes, Bomb-Lances and Devil-Fish

April 1, 1986

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1986, Volume 32, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

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Whale cutting-in on a beach at Monterey
Photograph of whale cutting-in on a beach at Monterey, California in the 1890s. Image courtesy of The Pat Hathaway Collection.

Whale cutting-in on a beach at Monterey
Photograph of whale cutting-in on a beach at Monterey, California in the 1890s. The operation is similar to the scenes on San Diego’s Ballast Point during the boom times. Image courtesy of The Pat Hathaway Collection.

whaling station
A whaling station on the California coast as it appeared on the cover of Harper’s Weekly, 1877. The Harper’s Weekly cover is from the author’s collection.

Artifacts discovered at Fort Guijarros
Artifacts associated with San Diego’s whaling industry as recently discovered at the Fort Guijarros archaeology dig on Ballast Point. The pipe bowl fragments shown here date from 1840-1880 and featured the faces of U.S. presidents. Drawing by Sally Hyslop.

white clay pipe fragments
These white clay pipe fragments are “Dutch Style” pipes which were actually made in England, France, Rolland, and America from 1850 to about 1880. Drawing by Sally Hyslop.