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The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate

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On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaler Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of thirty had time only to collect some bread and water before pulling away in three frail open boats. Without charts, alone on the open seas, and thousands of miles from any known land, the sailors began their terrifying journey of survival. Ninety days later, after much suffering and death by starvation, intense heat, and dehydration, only eight men survived to reach land. One of them was Owen Chase, first mate of the ill-fated ship, whose account of the long and perilous journey has become a classic of endurance and human courage. The elements of his tale inspired Herman Melville (who was born the year the Essex sank) to write the classic Moby Dick. A gallant saga of the sea, this riveting narration of life and death, of man against the deep, will enthrall readers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006897
Editor:
Bernard, Andre
Editor:
Shepard, Betty
Editor:
Bernard, Andre
Editor:
Shepard, Betty
Author:
Chase
Author:
Chase, Owen
Editor:
Shepard, Betty
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Whaling ships.
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Whaling ships -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean.
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
545
Publication Date:
August 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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