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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Today in History

From The New York Times, on this day in 1894:

LONG ISLAND WHALE HUNT; AMAGANSETT VILLAGE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE SPORT. Men, "Women, and Children Equally Interested When a Whale Is Sighted -- A Long and Sometimes Dangerous Chase -- How the Harpooning Is Done -- Bombs Used as a Last Resort -- The Bone the Most Valuable Part of the quarry.

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