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Moby Dick' captain's ship found

Post by LLL on Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:48 am

Moby Dick' captain's ship found

US marine archaeologists have found the sunken whaling ship belonging to the captain who inspired Herman Melville's classic 19th Century novel, Moby Dick.

The remains of the vessel, the Two Brothers, was found in shallow waters off Hawaii.

Captain George Pollard was the skipper when the ship hit a coral reef and sank in 1823


Read More At BBC News - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12439656
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Re: Moby Dick' captain's ship found

Post by Lurker on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:37 am

wwhoaaaa cool Cool

Boston Globe has also a video report online, a photo gallery, and a graphic image of the ship&position

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2011/02/11/in_pacific_discovery_traces_of_nantucket_and_moby_dick/



you LLL

great find!


The unbevlievable part of the story is, Pollard was Captain on the Essex, a whaler which was sunk by an enraged sperm whale...

Pollard went back on another ship, the Two Brothers which again sank, during a storm.. Pollard again survived...Very Happy

After Moby Dick was published in 1851, Melville actually met Pollard once.. Smile

although the Pollard/Essex part is only one of the two main influences, and it's mostly about the sinking of the Essex, (the character of Ahab wasn't based on Pollard) it's a quite awesome discovery Smile

yayyyy
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