After all this time, we are still learning a little more about Herman Melville’s decision to sign on a whaleship...More Read more from The Unemployable Herman Melville
Just as Melville in Moby-Dick describes boarding houses for seamen ashore, Nantucket provided short-term lodgings. Having left the sea, Captain...More Read more from How did businesses cater to crewmembers of whaleships when they were ashore?
Just as aboard the fictional Pequod, the crews of Nantucket whaleships were multiethnic. On the outside wall of the Nantucket...More Read more from How does the crew of Melville’s Pequod compare to the typical crew of a Nantucket whaleship?
I have made up my mind now to be a Sailor’s wife, To have a purse full of money and...More Read more from What is the Nantucket Girls Song?
Occasionally a visitor will ask to see something in the NHA Research Library that rarely sees the light of day....More Read more from The More Things Change: Diary of Charles Dyer
“Tuesday June the 16th [Day] 482. Commences with moderate trades, course S at 4 PM Long. by Chro. 137.37.15, Course...More Read more from Ship’s Logs and Journals at the NHA Research Library