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, June 24, 2011

Today in History

From The New York Times, on this day in 1854:
... United States consul at the Sandwich Islands ... confirms the report of [whaling brig Inga] having been cut off at Pleasant Island, by the natives, in the Fall of 1852; ... all the crew on board were murdered or drowned, except one white man, J. T. Blair, and two natives from Byron's Island ...

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