NZ8911 : Whalebone Arch, Whitby

taken 6 years ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Whalebone Arch, Whitby
Whalebone Arch, Whitby
The original whalebones were acquired in 1963 as a gift from a Norwegian shipping company in recognition of Whitby's whaling past. By the late nineties they were weathered too badly for safety and were removed. In 2002 the council obtained a new set from the town of Barrow in Alaska. They form an arch 19 feet (5.8m) high, and came from a Bowhead whale legally killed by native Inuit in 1996.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8972 1141 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.4062N 0:36.9871W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8970 1142
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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