Shipwreck linked to 'Moby-Dick' found
By T.K. Randall
February 14, 2011 · 6 comments
Image Credit: I. W. Taber
A shipwreck skippered by the captain who inspired Moby Dick has been found off Hawaii.
Captain George Pollard Jr had commanded another boat just two years prior that sank after it was rammed by a whale, an event that inspired the Herman Melville classic "Moby-Dick". The wreck in Hawaii is thought to have sunk in 1823 after hitting a reef.
Marine archeologists off Hawaii have found the sunken remains of a 19th century whaling vessel skippered by a captain whose ordeal from an earlier shipwreck inspired the Herman Melville classic "Moby-Dick".
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