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History is the Teacher of Life
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    The Nantucket whaling ship, Essex … was attacked by an 85 foot bull sperm whale, November 20, 1820.  Two of the three whaleboats were off on Nantucket sleighrides (being pulled by harpooned whales.)  A damaged third boat was aboard being repaired by … Continue reading

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    The Nantucket whaling ship, Essex … was attacked by an 85 foot bull sperm whale, November 20, 1820.  Two of the three whaleboats were off on Nantucket sleighrides (being pulled by harpooned whales.)  A damaged third boat was aboard being repaired by … Continue reading

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  • 09/26/16--13:20: Movie Review
  • In the Heart of the Sea- 2015  Dir. by Ron Howard    Somewhere between fact and fiction… resides the story of the whale ship Essex.  Often claimed to be the inspiration behind Melville’s Moby Dick,  the story of the Essex … Continue reading

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    The Nantucket whaling ship, Essex … was attacked by an 85 foot bull sperm whale, November 20, 1820.  Two of the three whaleboats were off on Nantucket sleighrides (being pulled by harpooned whales.)  A damaged third boat was aboard being repaired by … Continue reading

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