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In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Book
Book | Penguin, New York : 2001.

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  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at West Lincoln Public Library
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In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community. - Back cover.

  • ISBN: 9780141001821
  • Physical Description: xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2001.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index.

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