Whaler Found

A whaling ship that sunk Feb. 11, 1823, has been found 600 miles northwest of Hawaii. A team of marine archaeologists found the ship Two Brothers near a tiny sandbar called Shark Island. Explorers have so far uncovered harpoon tips, whaling lances and three intact anchors.

The captain of the Two Brothers was George Pollard Jr. He had also captained the Essex, a ship destroyed by an angry sperm whale. That incident served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”

You can follow Scouts on a whaling adventure. We did in our September 2005 issue. Click here to check it out.


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