Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale

The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

Book - 2002
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Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Based on the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2002
ISBN: 9780399237959
039923795X
Branch Call Number: Y 910.45 Phil
Characteristics: x, 164 p., [16] p. of plates : ill

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The reason why the whale tries to protect itself is because the whalers first kill a female, then the large male in the pod will do anything to 0protect it's pod (family) DON'T SUPPORT WHALING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Nov. 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-man crew found themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with minimal supplies. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued off the coast of South America, having sailed over 4,500 miles from the site of the disaster, with eight men still alive.

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