Wreck of the Wanderer


“Wreck of the Wanderer” black and white scrimshaw on large whale’s tooth by Dan Cronan. The last whaler to depart from New Bedford in 1924, she was wrecked by a huge storm that drove her unto the rocks. The Wanderer also appeared in the 1922 film, “Down to the Sea in Ships”. You can make out the detail of the ship’s name on the stern. This rare piece if from a client who is no longer with us. A fine piece, indeed.

This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale ivory is located with our associate in the state of Florida. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Florida. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Florida, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

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