To look at Cold Spring Harbor today, it's not hard to visualize it 150 years ago as a whaling town. When you see the displays and artifacts, you get an appreciation of what a hard life these people led and how tough they had to be; both men and women. The men want to sea, sometimes for two or three years at a time, and the families had to fend for themselves. Imgaine going out in a rowboat, way out to sea, to harpoon a creature that might be four or five times bigger than the boat. But in those days it was a fair fight - sometimes the whalers won and sometimes the whale won. A fascinating look into the past. Great place to take the kids if they're open to that kind of thing.
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