This is an island off the eastern coast of New England which was one of the most prominent whaling ports in the United States during the early nineteenth century. It was the home port for a sinking ship.
At 87 feet long and 238 tons, this old whaling ship by 1819 had a reputation as being a lucky ship before being attacked by a large bull sperm whale on November 20, 1820. It sank after the attack.
Located six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador, these were a favorite provisioning stop for whalers. Giant tortoises could be collected there.
The crew landed here after the ship sank. Thomas Chappel, Seth Weeks, and William Wright chose to remain here until they were later rescued.
This whaling ship was a few months into its voyage when its crew rescued Pollard and Ramsdell just of the...
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