The Whaleship Essex: Real-life Moby Dick Sinks a Ship


By Goodrich, Frank B. (Frank Boott), 1826-1894

Although Herman Melville's opus is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real-life events. In this episode, Katie and Sarah explore the story of the real-life Moby Dick -- and the unfortunate vessel that encountered it in the Pacific.

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Topics in this Podcast: The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have, maritime history, cannibalism, literary history, 19th century, shipwrecks