Comer, George

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1858
Death 1937
Canadians
English

Biographical notes:

Whaling and sealing master and U.S. naval officer, of East Haddam, Conn.; operated primarily out of New Bedford, Mass., and New London, Conn., sailing vessels to the Antarctic and Arctic regions (ca. 1875-1919); in addition to normal activities as shipmaster, recorded notes on Eskimo life, took photographs, and collected artifacts which he then contributed to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

From the description of George Comer collection, 1883-1938. (Mystic Seaport Museum, G W Blunt White Library). WorldCat record id: 47728012

Whaler and sealer, explorer and ethnologist; studied under the tutelage of Franz Boas.

From the description of [Journals and notebooks] [microform]. 1875-1916. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 14954127

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations
  • George B. Cluett (Schooner)
  • Voyages and travels
  • Indians of North America--Social life and customs
  • Tides
  • Whalers' writings, American
  • Eskimos--Social life and customs
  • Whaling
  • Sealing

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Greenland--Etah (as recorded)
  • East Haddam (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • Antarctica (as recorded)
  • New London (Conn.) (as recorded)
  • New Bedford (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Arctic regions (as recorded)
  • Hudson Bay (as recorded)