By Thomas Farel Heffernan
In 1819 a Nantucket whaleship positioned to sea for a voyage from which it by no means again. virtually years later a handful of its officials and team set foot back on Nantucket with a narrative that may distinguish their Essex from the numerous different whaling ships that had long past to the ground of the world’s huge oceans. For anything had occurred to the Essex that had by no means occurred to any send earlier than: it were attacked and sunk by way of a whale.
The first documented sinking of a boat by means of a whale and a harrowing account through the ship's first mate of the survivors' 3 months adrift in small boats. an exciting narrative that encouraged Herman Melville's masterpiece Moby Dick.
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