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Been awhile. Thought I’d dip my toe back in the pool 🙂 I’m aware of the down swing on some of the words. I’m working on it.
All comments welcomed and appreciated.
In 1819, the 238 ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales.
Fifteen months later, the unthinkable happened: In the farthest reaches of the South Pacific,
the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged s***m whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west,
the twenty-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away.
Three months later, only eight were left alive, the survivors having been forced to eat the bodies of their dead shipmates.
The ordeal of the Essex was as well-known in it’s time as the story of the Titanic is today.
Steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.