Event Summary

Whaleship Essex wrecked by a whale


November 20, 1820


Nantucket whaler stoved in by a harpooned whale west of Galapagos Islands in Pacific Ocean; ship sank and 13 0f 21 crew lost at sea

Timeline 1

Whaling, Fishing, Fisheries and their Management, 1400 - to present

Timeline 2

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Related People

Chase, Owen Nickerson, Thomas Pollard, Jr., George

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