Posts Tagged ‘Whales’

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 […]

2009 | True History | Tags: , , , , , Comments (1)

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 […]

2009 | Fiction, Quotes | Tags: , , , , , , , Comments (0)