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November 18, 2012

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Greg Laden

I excavated the shipyard in Massachusetts that the Essex was built in. You'll probably cover this, but the story of the Essex was heard by a young writer named Herman on Nantucket and led him to contrive a certain story...

Romeo  Vitelli

Greg: Thanks for the interest (and the blog mention). Melville based his character of Captain Ahab on Owen Chase. Though you would have to wonder if Chase ever knew it or would have appreciated it if he had.

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