The Essex is thought to be the only vessel in history to be sunk by a whale. If this story sounds familiar, it’s because a young Herman Melville was a whaler himself at the time and fashioned much of the story of Moby Dick on the Essex.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
A Great Read
Click HERE and read Shipwreck of the 'Essex' Whaleship: A Real-Life Moby Dick. Posted by Scott Phillips at www.Genealogy.com.