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November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale

I love when two of my favorite subjects are combined in one article. This happens to do just that–it combines shipwrecks and literature, and cannibalism thrown in for fun! I have to admit, I have not read Moby Dick. It is on my Kindle, and as soon as I finish the book I am reading… Continue reading November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale

Explosion · Oregon · United States · Whale

November 12, 1970 – The Day it Rained Whale Blubber on an Oregon beach

Because I am a Pacific Northwest transplant, I only learned of this story about 10 years ago. It is one of my favorites. Since you can drive up and down the Oregon coast, it falls under the jurisdiction of the state highway department. So, when on November 12, 1970, a 45 foot long 8 ton… Continue reading November 12, 1970 – The Day it Rained Whale Blubber on an Oregon beach