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Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

This interactive website for children, families, teachers and the general pubic tells the story of Laura Jernegan, a 6-year old girl who set out in 1868 on a 3 year whaling voyage with her family. The journal Laura kept on the voyage forms the entry point into the website, engaging visitors to enter and explore the rich history of whaling. The site has two central narratives; the "Story of Whaling" and "Laura’s Story". The “Story of Whaling” tells about 19th century American whaling voyages. “Laura’s Story” follows the personal story of Laura and her family. Each narrative links to and complements the other. Both narratives feature glossary definitions, artifacts, crew descriptions and numerous illustrations. The site also includes several interactive features: "Explore Laura’s Journal"... Show More


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