Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex – Illustrated

Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex - Illustrated Kindle cover

The book that inspired Moby Dick and In the Heart of the Sea

 

Attacking a right whale. Currier & Ives 1860 LoC.

Attacking a right whale. Currier & Ives 1860 LoC.

A view of the whale fishery off of Greenland

A view of the whale fishery off of Greenland

Men on a ship landing on the back of a whale. British Library

Men on a ship landing on the back of a whale. British Library

Whale tale

A successful whale hunt. Photo by Donald Bain 1900

A successful whale hunt. Photo by Donald Bain 1900

Launching a whale boat at Cape Prince of Wales Alaska 1901

Launching a whaleboat at Cape Prince of Wales Alaska 1901

Carpenters at work reparing Bark Sunbeam after her voyage

Carpenters at work repairing Bark Sunbeam after her voyage

Harpoon bomb lance

Harpoon bomb lance

The Essex struck by a whale

Pursuit of the Sperm Whale - New York Public Library

Pursuit of the Sperm Whale – New York Public Library

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