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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13 Summary

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Chapter 13 Summary

Chase, Lawrence, and Nickerson arrived in Valparaiso, Chile on Feb. 25, 1821. The men spoke openly about having to resort to cannibalism. The U.S. frigate Constellation was in port and the acting American consul arranged to have the men take to it. The men were placed under the care of a surgeon. The crew of the Constellation was moved by the men and their tale and each crew member gave a dollar toward their assistance. The men had a difficult time recovering.

A week later, the Nantucket whaleship Hero arrived in Valparaiso. The ship had encountered three whaleships, the Dauphin, the Diana, and the Two Brothers. The captain of the Dauphin told the Hero that he had the captain and another crew member of the Essex onboard. Pollard and Ramsdell were transferred to the Two Brothers, which was headed to Valparaiso. Pollard had suffered a relapse soon after...

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