The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moby-Dick Ephemera at the Sign of the Iron-bound Bucket

A blog entitled Iron-bound Bucket has photos of some neat ephemera connected with Moby-Dick, including something near and dear to my heart, Melville's contract with Harper & Bros. for the book. 

IBB was also kind enough to link to Ahab Beckons, for which, thank you!

("Iron-bound bucket" is an allusion to Ch. LXXVIII, "Cistern and Buckets."  A very apt image for a blog about Moby-Dick, I can assure ye.)


  1. Hallo, Lemuel.
    Thank you for the interest in Iron-bound Bucket. Like a treasure-hunter in some old house, sounding the walls to find where the gold is masoned in, this Moby-Dick enthusiast searches the Tun of the internet for the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti (or information on the novel). Happy to have found Ahab Beckons, a sweet oily vintage of a blog.

  2. Ahoy, Iron-bound Bucket! You are too kind. It's a pleasure to meet another Moby-Dick enthusiast.