Posts Tagged ‘The Atlantic’

The Passing of Jonathan Hamilton

January 21, 2010

Jonathan Hamilton committed suicide on August 12 2008, by ingesting yew berries from a nearby graveyard. His father Mr Reckless, who he was living with at the time described Jonathan Hamilton thus: “He was a ball of fire, full of ideas and energy, but was going through horrific turmoil inside. His death is in keeping […]

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The Black Spot

September 28, 2009

The Essex was a normal whaling ship of the early 1800’s. It was 87 feet long (26 m). It had three masts and a hold full of barrels. It carried five smaller whaling boats, a pile of muscle-powered harpoons, and a crew of 20. Its task was to generally wander around the world for 2 […]

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Scrape away, boys, scrape away.

August 25, 2009

I recently read Moby Dick, because I wanted to immerse myself in Captain Ahab, the monomaniacal sailor, who when you look the one way is a tough peasanty sailor and the other way is a tragic hero of Hamlet proportions. And it is true, it is all in the book: the obsession which becomes a […]

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Till The Sea Gives Up Its Dead

July 21, 2009

The Amazon The Amazon was a brigantine, a ship with two mast of which the foremast is square rigged. It was built in 1861 at Spencer’s Island in Nova Scotia, and she reached 99 feet and displaced 198 Gross tons. She was owned by a consortium of 8 merchants. Her start to life was rather […]

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