Friday, September 02, 2005

Must have been a lot of glassy-eyed candlemakers around

Nantucket sold 35,000 boxes of candles a year...

"Sperm oil burned clearer and brighter," Mr. Parker said. "Thomas Jefferson, for example, preferred sperm-oil candles."
The NYTimes reviews Nantucket's Whaling Museum,which recently completed a $12 million expansion.


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