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Trip to Trinidad Whaling Station, July-August 1926

    Early Articles and Books (at SDNHM library, in boldface)
  1. author unknown (1974). Profile: Laurence M. Huey. Environment Southwest, Oct-Nov 1974, No. 467, p. 19.
  2. Clark, F.S. (1927). Whaling out of the Golden Gate. Scientific American, June 1927. More detailed information about power whaling, and some photos of Trinidad.
  3. Howell, A.B. (1926). Visit to a California whaling station. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 78(7), pp. 71-79.
  4. Howell, A.B. (1930). Aquatic mammals. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
  5. Howell, A.B. (1930). A Further Note on Aquatic Mammals. Journal of Mammalogy, 11, p. 432.
  6. Huey, L.M. (1928). Notes on the California gray whale. Jour. Mamm., 9:1: Feb 1928, pp. 71-75.
  7. Kellogg, R. (1931). Whaling statistics for the Pacific coast of North America. Journal of Mammalogy, 12, p. 73-77.
  8. Little, L. (1968). Alfred Brazier Howell, 1886-1961. Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 49, pp 732-742.
    Modern Articles and books
  1. Carwardine, M. (2002). Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. New York: Dorling Kindersley.
  2. Clapham et al (1997). Catches of Humpback and Other Whales from Shore Stations at Moss Landing and Trinidad, California, 1919-1926. Marine Mammal Science 13 no. 3,
  3. Ellis, R. (1991). Men and whales. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  4. Kilian, B. (1983). Voyage of the Schooner Polar Bear.New Bedford, MA: Old Dartmouth Historical society and the Alaska Historical Commission (edited by John Bockstoce).
  5. Mann, J. et al (2000). Cetacean societies: Field studies of dolphins and whales. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.
  6. Martin, S. (2002). The Whale's Journey. Allen & Unwin. About humpback whales in the southwest Pacific: their migration habits today, and the history of whaling in the last 100 years.
  7. Mead, J.G., & Gold,J.P. (2002). Whales and Dolphins in Question. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. Question and answer format, at the young adult level.
  8. National Audubon Society (2002). Guide to Marine Mammals of the World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  9. Ralls, K. (1976). Mammals in which females are larger than males. Quarterly Review of Biology, 51, 245-269. She includes whales in her discussion.
  10. Rogers, P. (2004). Biological research pier to call Moss Landing home. Contra Costa Times, August 22, 2004. About the conversion of Moss Landing pier to SJSU research station. This article mentions the history of pier, including its use by Frederick Dedrick for whaling.
  11. Webb, R.L. (1988). On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest 1790-1967. UBC Press. Not specifically about Trinidad, but describes the development of power whaling equipment, and the individuals who brought power whaling to the area.
  12. Webb, R.L. (2001). Power Whaling, in Whale Hunters On Western Shores, a production of San Diego Maritime Museum's Mains’l Haul. Winter 2001. This describes the development of power whaling along the northern California coast.
    Interesting Web Pages
  1. - about California Sea Products company
  2. about the Trinidad lighthouse – mentions the whalers in the 1920s.
  3. - old camera primer
  4. - history of whaling and conservation efforts