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    Readings from Moby-Dick and Whaleship Logs

    In 1998 the Nantucket Historical Association initiated a project to index the whaleship logs held in its archives. As the work progressed, a project volunteer noticed numerous entries that…

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    Legacy of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

    “Moby-Dick” was a written by Herman Melville and published in 1851. Nathaniel Philbrick, author of “Why Read Moby-Dick?,” discussed his love of the classic novel and its lasting legacy. The…

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    Herman Melville - Sailor and Writer

    Between 1839 and 1844 Herman Melville worked aboard three whaleships as well as other sailing vessels. Melville scholar Mary K. Bercaw Edwards detailed his time spent as a sailor and discussed…

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