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August 12, 1819: The Essex departs from Nantucket to hunt sperm whales.
August 15, 1819: The Essex is "knocked down" in a squall and sustains serious damage but does not return to port.
November 20, 1820: The Essex is hit twice by a sperm whale, and the ship sinks.
December 20, 1820: The Essex survivors, traveling in three whaleboats, sight Henderson Island.
December 27, 1820: 17 Essex survivors leave Henderson Island, and three stay behind.
January 10-11, 1821: Matthew Joy dies and is buried at sea; New leader Obed Hendricks learns food has been pilfered.
January 12, 1821: Owen Chase loses sight of the boats of Captain George Pollard Jr. and Obed Hendricks.
January 20, 1821: Richard Peterson dies on Chase's boat and is buried at sea.
January 20, 1821: Black sailor Lawson Thomas dies; men on Obed Hendricks's boat suggest everyone eat his corpse.
January 23–28, 1821: Black sailors Charles Shorter, Isaiah Sheppard, and Samuel Reed die and are eaten by their shipmates.
January 29, 1821: Captain George Pollard Jr. and Obed Hendricks lose track of each other's boats.
February 6, 1821: After men draw lots on Captain George Pollard Jr.'s boat, Owen Coffin is killed and then eaten.
February 8–11: Isaac Cole and Barzillai Ray die on Captain George Pollard Jr.'s boat and are eaten.
February 18, 1821: Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson, and Benjamin Lawrence are rescued by the whaleship Indian.
February 23, 1821: Captain George Pollard Jr. and Charles Ramsdell are rescued by the whaleship Dauphin.
April 9, 1821: Thomas Chappel, Seth Weeks, and William Wright are rescued by the trading vessel Surry.
November 22, 1821: Owen Chase publishes his account of the sinking of the Essex and its aftermath.
1876: Thomas Nickerson completes his own account of the sinking of the Essex when he is past 70.
1984: Nantucket Historical Association first publishes a limited edition of Thomas Nickerson's account.