Event Summary

Whaleship Essex wrecked by a whale

Date

November 20, 1820

Description

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

Record ID

1238