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|Preface||The year is 1821. For over a century, the global whale oil business has been centered in the tiny island of Nantucket, j... Read More|
|Chapter 1||Thomas Nickerson is 14 when he steps onto the 87-foot Essex, a moment he calls "the most pleasing moment of [his] life."... Read More|
|Chapter 2||Twenty-eight-year old George Pollard Jr. is a first-time captain. The Essex, which leaves on August 12, has three masts,... Read More|
|Chapter 3||The crew fails to find additional boats for sale in the Azores, so they head toward Cape Verde Islands, where they pick ... Read More|
|Chapter 4||The trip around Cape Horn at the tip of South America could be a difficult trip, and it takes the Essex a month, braving... Read More|
|Chapter 5||By November 16, 1820, the Essex is more than a thousand miles west of the Galapagos, following the equator through the l... Read More|
|Chapter 6||The weary men spend a rough first night, setting watches to avoid jagged debris that could poke a hole in the fragile wh... Read More|
|Chapter 7||Early in the voyage, the boats are carrying twice their usual weight, and they don't have rudders for steering. Each boa... Read More|
|Chapter 8||Owen Chase maintains strict discipline in food rationing. He transfers the bread to his sea chest so he can keep close w... Read More|
|Chapter 9||The Essex crew has traveled about 1,500 nautical miles when they spot land. Captain George Pollard Jr. and Owen Chase th... Read More|
|Chapter 10||The Essex crew now uses dead reckoning—a type of rudimentary navigation—to determine their longitude, so they are no lon... Read More|
|Chapter 11||On January 20, 1821, Captain George Pollard Jr. and Obed Hendricks are coming to the end of their provisions, and then L... Read More|
|Chapter 12||On January 28, 1821, the breeze finally begins blowing Owen Chase's boat east, but the men have lost almost all hope. Ch... Read More|
|Chapter 13||A civil war is going on in Chili when the Indian arrives in Valparaiso. Owen Chase also does not hide that his crew was ... Read More|
|Chapter 14||In February 1823, the Two Brothers and the Martha are sailing west together toward new whaling ground when they run into... Read More|
|Epilogue||The epilogue tells the story of how a sperm whale washes up on the beach in Nantucket at the end of 1997. The whale is b... Read More|