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(DM 319) The Essex

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Manufacturer Description

In 1819, the 87-foot 238 lot whaler Essex cruised from Nantucket, Massachusetts on a two year trip. The little ship was just recently refitted consisting of 4 28 foot whaling boats. The team consisted of George Pollard, the captain; Owen Chase, first mate; Matthew Joy, second mate; and a 18 male team. The Essex was one of 70 Nantucket ships in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In the spring and summertime of 1820, the Essex hunted whales in the south Pacific. Having no luck, the whaler restocked materials and got to brand-new offshore premises 2500 nautical miles south of South America. On November 16, 1820, an Essex whaling boat, commanded by second mate Owen Chase, was destroyed by a whale surfacing beneath it. On November 20th Essex lookouts sighted spouts. The remaining three whale boats set out for the pods of whales. Two whale boats harpooned whales. On the Essex a big 85-foot whale rammed the dove under the ship. The whale swam five hundred backyards ahead of the ship and turned toward the Essex. Mate Owen Chase writes the whale ³ appeared with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him with the continual violent knocking of his tail. His head about half from the water, and because method he came across us, and again struck the [bow of the] ship. ² The terrific whale struck and shattered the bow and sank the Essex. Eight guys endured. In October of 1821, Owen Chase completed the Narrative of one of the most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. Herman Melville's interviews with Captain Pollard and Chase's account were the basis of the timeless book Moby-Dick. This is a historical resin replica of the whaler Essex. This a vertical created 6 inch whale tooth. The front side shows 'The Real Moby-Dick' rising from the water with names of the eight survivors. The back shows the Essex under sail; the longitude and latitude of the sinking; and the names of the captain and first mate of the Essex.

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Scrimshaw Whaler Essex Detailed Description Replica Scrimshaw in Box Resin Model 6 inches tall
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