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 1820: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Moby Dick

The Sinking Of Essex (a whaling ship) via National Geographic History

On November 20, 1820, the American whaling ship Essex was rammed by a sperm whale and sunk. The incident inspired Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby Dick.

Read more here:http://education.nationalgeographic.org/thisday/nov20/tragedy-whaleship-essex/?