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 1820: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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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/?

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