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Flensing Hook

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      Description: Iron rod with a hook at one end. The other end is hollow and flared and holds the remnants of what was probably once a long wooden handle. Used for flensing (skinning) seals and whales. Found on Passage Island, one of the islands that abounded with seals until 1803.

Format: realia
Object: whaling equipment

Flensing Hook

Subjects: sealing

Institution: Furneaux Historical Research Association Inc.

Object number: FHR_00551

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