Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex


Code: 98156

Author: CHASE

Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex

Relive the tragic tale of the sinking of the Whale Ship Essex in this illustrated edition of this classic American memoir, the story that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Owen Chase was the first mate on the ill-fated American whaling ship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820. The crew spent months at sea in leaking boats and endured the blazing sun, attacks by killer whales, and lack of food. The men were forced to resort to cannibalism before the final eight survivors were rescued. Herman Melville based his 1851 novel, Moby-Dick, on this sinking. PB 224 pages

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 10 November, 2017.