Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale

The True Story of the Whale Ship Essex

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors' own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventures.
Publisher: [Middletown, R.I.] : Audio Bookshelf, 2005
Additional Contributors: Mali, Taylor
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Sep 20, 2015

Most likely this is a little known event, rewarding for many aspects of the horrific results. Very good narrator.

On Nov. 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-man crew found themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with minimal supplies. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued off the coast of South America, having sailed over 4,500 miles from the site of the disaster, with eight men still alive.


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