a stroll down the cooridor of digital humanities
Maine Sail Freight festivities kick off tonight! And in our continued excitement, we'd like to share this neat timeline of Whaling History by PBS. It is wonderfully chockful of top-notch historical trivia.
For instance, in 1820, when their Nantauket whaleship The Essex is stove by a stermwhale, the crew is caught up in a classic tale of you-get-what-you-resist in which they embark on a 3,000 mile trip in small boatsout of fear of cannabalism by native peoples on islands only to resort to eating each other to stay alive. They become the inspiration for a very long book by Herman Melville.
Don't worry: Maine Sail Freight is not going to be anything like that.
Check out the timeline here!