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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Today in History

From The New York Times, on this day in 1884:

...A whale was sporting in the waters off the south side of the island [Nantucket]... But alas! there was scarcely a vestige of whaling gear upon the island, so no effort could be made to capture his whaleship...

1 comment:

  1. Interesting usage here. "...his whaleship..." as in his Lordship? Whaleship meaning whaleness? His whaleness in and of itself. I can think of many other occasions to apply this phrase!