Whaling anniversary recalled
On November 21, 1978, the Cheynes II, Cheynes III and Cheynes IV whale chasing ships came to shore after their final whale hunt, bringing more than 150 years of whaling in Albany waters to an end.
Wednesday marked the date of the anniversary and to reminisce, past employees of the Cheyne Beach Whaling Company gathered at what is now Albany’s Historic Whaling Station for morning tea.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington also launched the Cheyne Beach Whaling employee name boards at the function.
Cheynes IV Engine room workers.
Generalmanager of the Historic Whaling Station Elise van Gorp withMayor Dennis Wellington and Wilson’s Brewery’s Matt Wilson.
Hayden Burling with the commemorative edition of Wilson Draft from Wilson Brewery.
Dennis Wellington and Peter Snow.
Mia and Vic Jury.
Stuart Clements, Darren Watson, Raymond Watson and Alister Anderson.