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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1820, an American whaler was sunk by eighty tons of sperm, and none of the seamen could save her   (history.com) divider line
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2020-11-20 2:25:33 PM  
Mountain ~ Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
Youtube pHWATFwR2yY
 
2020-11-20 4:22:00 PM  
Good.
 
2020-11-20 4:22:41 PM  
So was yer mom
 
2020-11-20 4:22:58 PM  
You could say the crew really showed some spunk, though.
 
2020-11-20 4:24:01 PM  
Fair play. Point goes to team Whales.

/No "Hero" tag for Moby?
 
2020-11-20 4:25:23 PM  
The Real Moby Dick Was So Much Worse
Youtube QS299VkXZxI
 
2020-11-20 4:28:10 PM  
Dunno about American ones, but here's a Jamaican one.
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2020-11-20 4:30:25 PM  
I came for the history lesson
 
2020-11-20 4:30:53 PM  
something...something...Nantucket.
 
2020-11-20 4:30:53 PM  
Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.
 
2020-11-20 4:31:42 PM  
Funny, I just read "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick. It's a pretty gripping story. I would recommend it. I'll read anything Philbrick writes.
 
2020-11-20 4:32:05 PM  
I guess no-one saw it coming.
 
2020-11-20 4:33:19 PM  
* shakes tiny fist at porkbelly *
 
2020-11-20 4:33:38 PM  
Greenland Whale Fisheries - The Pogues
Youtube gtdnJBQyQJU
 
2020-11-20 4:35:08 PM  
Do you know the difference between a Jewish American princess and the Bermuda Triangle?
 
2020-11-20 4:36:27 PM  
There once were some seamen from Nantucket.....
 
2020-11-20 4:42:48 PM  

Porkbelly: Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.


I can confirm every point made in this post. Great book that I will never read again.
 
2020-11-20 4:42:51 PM  
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Sperm
 
2020-11-20 4:44:02 PM  
Also on this day Queen Elizabeth marries her distant cousin, Phillip Mountbatten. No wonder the royals are so f*cked up, they are a bunch of inbreds
 
2020-11-20 4:46:21 PM  
Fleet Week was canceled this year.  The wife and her girl friends had to stay home.
 
2020-11-20 4:49:14 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: Porkbelly: Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.

I can confirm every point made in this post. Great book that I will never read again.


Same. My dad loaned it to me before the pandemic hit and I just reminded him that I still have it. His response was basically " Oh god, I'm not going to read it again, pass it on. Great book, though."
 
2020-11-20 5:08:23 PM  
Paul and Storm - The Captain's Wife's Lament (Lyrics)
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2020-11-20 5:15:32 PM  

RepoManTSM: Good.


Well now we know who to eat first.
 
2020-11-20 5:17:26 PM  
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Poor poor pussycat
 
2020-11-20 5:18:03 PM  

millerthyme: [YouTube video: Paul and Storm - The Captain's Wife's Lament (Lyrics)]


Needed that laugh. Thanks!
 
2020-11-20 5:33:21 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [YouTube video: The Real Moby Dick Was So Much Worse]


First thing I thought of when I saw the headline, glad to see it covered.
 
2020-11-20 5:39:17 PM  

Sliding Carp: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pHWATFwR​2yY]


I'm distantly related to Owen Coffin on my Mother's side of the family.  Can trace my Coffin lineage in the US to 1642, and in England to 1086!
 
2020-11-20 5:39:44 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: Porkbelly: Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.

I can confirm every point made in this post. Great book that I will never read again.


It's an outstanding book
5 stars
 
2020-11-20 6:11:36 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: capt.snicklefritz: Porkbelly: Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.

I can confirm every point made in this post. Great book that I will never read again.

It's an outstanding book
5 stars


I was intrigued for a few reasons.  Philbrick wrote a book about the Mayflower.  My 10th greatgrandfather was John Howland - the only man to fall over board on the Mayflower.  Philbrick had the whole story - it was fascinating and the book is a great read. Not a really special thing to be directly related to Howland - supposedly he had 23 children.  He and his wife didn't get sick that first winter and were mainly responsible for nursing everyone.  He was an indentured servant on the boat.

Also, my great great grandfather was also a whaling captain - owned his own ship.  He sailed through the Bering straight to the arctic ocean circa 1830ish, filled up the boat with oil, but got stuck in the ice and had to spend the winter locked in the ice.  Then the next year the ice didn't melt so he stayed another year (they had plenty of food).  He carved 8 pieces of scrimshaw (wales teeth) - one of each of his 7 daughters and one of his wife - so he could remember what they looked like allegedly.

My dad had one of those teeth, my brother has it now.
 
2020-11-20 6:25:36 PM  
I am disappoint nobody's posted this yet,

MASTODON - Leviathan (Full Album Stream)
Youtube 4Kp0LxKTZhk
 
2020-11-20 6:32:24 PM  

Porkbelly: Cornelis de Gyselaer: capt.snicklefritz: Porkbelly: Nathanial Philbrick, a very fine historian, wrote a book about this "The Heart of the Sea."  It is a thoroughly researched account.  Moby Dick was actually based on the Essex.

An amazing read, although not for the faint of heart as a good bit of it is fairly cannibalistically disgusting.

I can confirm every point made in this post. Great book that I will never read again.

It's an outstanding book
5 stars

I was intrigued for a few reasons.  Philbrick wrote a book about the Mayflower.  My 10th greatgrandfather was John Howland - the only man to fall over board on the Mayflower.  Philbrick had the whole story - it was fascinating and the book is a great read. Not a really special thing to be directly related to Howland - supposedly he had 23 children.  He and his wife didn't get sick that first winter and were mainly responsible for nursing everyone.  He was an indentured servant on the boat.

Also, my great great grandfather was also a whaling captain - owned his own ship.  He sailed through the Bering straight to the arctic ocean circa 1830ish, filled up the boat with oil, but got stuck in the ice and had to spend the winter locked in the ice.  Then the next year the ice didn't melt so he stayed another year (they had plenty of food).  He carved 8 pieces of scrimshaw (wales teeth) - one of each of his 7 daughters and one of his wife - so he could remember what they looked like allegedly.

My dad had one of those teeth, my brother has it now.


That's awesome cool
 
2020-11-20 6:48:25 PM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: I am disappoint nobody's posted this yet,

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I feel shamed.

/love Mastodon more than is probably healthy
 
2020-11-20 6:55:48 PM  
The Mariner's Revenge Song
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2020-11-20 6:58:13 PM  
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you rang?
 
2020-11-20 7:07:39 PM  
Well, at least they got that wall in Jerusalem named after them.
 
2020-11-20 7:39:38 PM  
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2020-11-20 7:43:00 PM  
Sure, whaling is a horrible crime against nature, etc etc

But for those that did it back in the day, after sailing around searching for weeks, the thrill of a Nantucket Sleighride sure was a great way to break the monotony!
 
2020-11-20 7:48:43 PM  
What a great thread. Great stories, great recommendation for a book (ordering it now), and great music references. Thanks to all you fine farkers!
 
2020-11-20 7:54:21 PM  
I wonder what was wrong with the 3 men who were left on the desolate Pacific island. Were they too skinny, wrong nationality, such as Hungarian, or just not the type you would invite over for Sunday diner? It would be a bad time to have the last name of Bacon.
 
2020-11-20 8:04:34 PM  
And a good ol' whalin' song:

The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song"
Youtube 5Sw61oITuts
 
2020-11-20 8:15:29 PM  

Terrapin Bound: And a good ol' whalin' song:

[YouTube video: The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song"]


Ah second breakfast

: )
 
2020-11-20 8:23:27 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Terrapin Bound: And a good ol' whalin' song:

[YouTube video: The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song"]

Ah second breakfast

: )


Heh.  Oh well, SSDV
 
2020-11-20 8:30:44 PM  
Here, I'll try again, with a (hopefully) different good ol' whalin' song

Save the Whales - Drawings by Mark Erickson (Music by Country Joe McDonald)
Youtube wSfQoC_6Fpk
 
2020-11-20 8:31:03 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Terrapin Bound: And a good ol' whalin' song:

[YouTube video: The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song"]

Ah second breakfast

: )


Schooner Fare's Leviathan is my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwrfi​H​ydSoM
 
2020-11-20 8:33:09 PM  

Porkbelly: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Terrapin Bound: And a good ol' whalin' song:

[YouTube video: The Decemberists - "The Mariner's Revenge Song"]

Ah second breakfast

: )

Schooner Fare's Leviathan is my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwrfiH​ydSoM


Hmm lessee

Drunken Sailer - Irish Rovers
Youtube qGyPuey-1Jw
 
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