Fur Seals of Alaska

Fur Seals of Alaska

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... skins taken from the American herd by vessels sailing under flags other than the Canadian, and there is reason to believe that during the past season a considerable catch was made by such vessels. There can be little doubt, however, that the entire pelagic catch, including skins taken by Japanese vessels as well as Canadian, has been much smaller during the past few seasons than it was several years ago. In 1899, and also again in 1900, the Canadian fleet took over 33,000 skins from the American herd. Since then the catch at sea has undoubtedly been much reduced, and consequently the pelagic sealing industry has ceased to be as profitable as former. Through the United States consul at Victoria I have obtained the annual statement of the Victoria Sealing Company (Limited), which shows that the total net profits of the past season were only $19,852 on a capitalization of $500,000, or not quite 4 per cent. Mr. Cooper. What company is that? Mr. Hitchcock. It is the Victoria Sealing Company, of Victoria, British Columbia. Mr. Cooper. Where do they operate? Mr. Hitchcock. They operate practically all the vessels that are engaged in pelagic sealing under the Canadian flag. The Chairman. We will have to suspend. You can give those figures to the reporter. (Seep. 57.) I understand that one of the members of the House died since the adjournment yesterday and I do not know whether there will be an adjournment of the House immediately or not. If the House adjourns we might meet this afternoon. (Informal discussion followed, and thereupon, at 11.55 o'clock a. m., the committee took a l-ecess until 2 o'clock p. m.) AFTER RECESS. The committee reassembled (pursuant to the taking of the recess) at 2 o'clock p. m., Hon. Sereno E. Payne in the chair. Members...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565819
  • 9781236565815