Beneath the Heart of the Sea: The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex

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Beneath the Heart of the Sea: The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex

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Author :   Owen Chase
Publisher :   Hesperus Press Ltd
Published :   06/02/2015
ISBN :   9781843915607
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   89
Size (mm) :   203x127x10
Weight (g) :   132

On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of twenty, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed... Read more
On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship Essex. As the boat began to sink, her crew of twenty, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. A bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography.