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In 1820, the whaleship Essex was attacked by a sperm whale and sank. A handful of men survived through shear force of will and their story became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But that wasn’t the end of the story. Dr. Kelly Gleason Keogh tells us how Captain George Pollard went on to helm another fateful ship… and how she uncovered its watery remains.
Additional music for this episode was provided by Jason Shaw under a creative commons 3.0 attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
“Sailor’s Lament” performed by Jason Shaw: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/Audionautix_Acoustic/SAILORS_LAMENT____________3-08