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Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex

Thomas Farel Heffernan - History - 2012 - 288 pages
The first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship’s first mate of the survivors’ three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative ...
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American Merchant Ships and Sailors

Willis J. Abbot - History - 2010 - 280 pages
Provides an overview of different types of American seamanship. Originally published in 1902.
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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale: First-Person Accounts

Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 256 pages
The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick’s monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea ...
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In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

Joan Druett - Transportation - 2004 - 304 pages
After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On ...
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The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and ...

Marc Songini - History - 2013 - 448 pages
It's the mid-19th century and the American whaling fleet, the wonder and envy of the maritime nations of the world, is struck by one hammer blow after another. Yankee whalers ...
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In Pursuit of Leviathan: Technology, Institutions, Productivity, and Profits ...

Lance E. Davis, Robert E. Gallman, Karin Gleiter - History - 2007 - 557 pages
In Pursuit of Leviathan traces the American whaling industry from its rise in the 1840s to its precipitous fall at the end of the nineteenth century. Using detailed and ...
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On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967

Robert Lloyd Webb - History - 2011 - 441 pages
On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967 ...
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Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy

Anonymous - History - 2010 - 344 pages
"A weird series of tales of shipwreck and disaster, from the earliest part of the century to the present time, with accounts of providential escapes and heart-rending ...
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The Cruise of the Cachalot: The Story of a New Bedford Whaler

Frank T. Bullen - Fiction - 2008 - 300 pages
[The Cruise of the Cachalot] is immense there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery; nor do I think that any book before ...
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