Photo

Climate Change in the 1800s?

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Framed view of a distinguished older gentleman. View of the frame turned around. Harpooned whales swim amongst icebergs.

Description

Matthew Maury was an accomplished American scientist who explored ocean and wind currents. Based on ships' log books he mapped whale migration routes. Being from Virginia he sided with the South during the Civil War and was a pall bearer at Robert E. Lee's funeral.