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Soundbounder
01-07-2010, 03:17 PM
This is in today's New Bedford Standard:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100107/ENTERTAIN/1070301


I need to read that book again:confused:

GregH
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Oh.... I thought you were referring to some new form of physical exam!!!

SMARTINSEN
01-07-2010, 05:53 PM
I am glad that they cleared that thing up about Starbucks coffee.

Phillip Allen
01-07-2010, 06:13 PM
Oh.... I thought you were referring to some new form of physical exam!!!

the word was moby...not mouldy

rbgarr
01-07-2010, 06:52 PM
Bonus question #2: What boat designer and builder built the bowsprit pulpit in the Seamen's Bethel?

Hint: One of our newest Forum members is building a boat of his now.

Answer forthcoming tomorrow....

pefjr
01-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Bonus question #3 Where did Melville get the story?

rbgarr
01-07-2010, 06:59 PM
Sinking of the Essex.

Phillip Allen
01-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Sinking of the Essex.

beat me...the original whale was Mocha Dick

pefjr
01-07-2010, 08:15 PM
The story of the Essex and the survival was better than Moby Dick to me.

Captain Blight
01-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Never read the book, I'm slightly ashamed to say. Never could get beyond about Chapter 5. There's a lot of old classics that would have been a lot better if the writers hadn't been paid by the word.

Soundbounder
01-08-2010, 06:09 AM
The story of the Essex and the survival was better than Moby Dick to me.IN THE HEART OF THE SEA is a great book.

David W Pratt
01-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Always puzzled me that the book is considered such an authority on whaling when at least two of the chapters (Squid and Whale) are wrong.

rbgarr
01-08-2010, 10:35 AM
Who considers it "such an authority on whaling"? It's much more noted for its literary merit.

Soundbounder
01-09-2010, 10:35 AM
Always puzzled me that the book is considered such an authority on whaling when at least two of the chapters (Squid and Whale) are wrong.It turns out that Ernest Hemingway was not really a Cuban Fisherman either.:rolleyes:

rbgarr
01-09-2010, 10:46 AM
Bob Baker was the designer/builder of the Bethel's pulpit.

http://www.by-the-sea.com/articles/bobbaker.html

pefjr
01-09-2010, 11:20 AM
It turns out that Ernest Hemingway was not really a Cuban Fisherman either.:rolleyes:
Oh, I think he was a Cuban fisherman, but he was never an Island in the stream.

Tristan
01-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Melville was apparently way into morality. "Billy Budd," a story of absolute good vrs. absolute evil I have been told, wound up destroying each other. I'd rather be just a little bit good and live a long life.