Ship Name

Acushnet

Type

Whaler

Origins/Provenance

Fairhaven, Mass

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Year Launched

1841

Home Waters

Pacificl

Function

Commercial

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

Wooden

Historical Note

Whaler upon which Herman Melville sailed to the Pacific as an Ordinary Seaman from Fairhaven, Massachusetts in 1841-42. Deserted the ship in Marguesas Islands.

Related Images

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Whaler upon which Herman Melville shipped in 1841.
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Related People

Melville, Herman

Related Source

Herman Melville, I., 1819-1851