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, February 20, 2011

Higgledy-Piggledy Whale Statements - 2

Found in Google Books, a scan of Popular Mechanics, May, 1926. Write to J. A. Stransky Manufacturing Co. for details of the Stransky Vaporizer, which "makes practically any car give double its mileage to the gallon." Then turn to page 787 to read The Thrills of Whaling, an illustrated description of late-period whaling, using power-boats and cannon-fired harpoons.


  1. Is that the Charles W. Morgan on p. 789?

  2. Yes, that appears to be the Morgan, judging by this old photo - and this 1971 stamp -
    It seems that the false gun ports were removed/painted-over at some point. No sign of them in recent photos.