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Around the World May 1, 2011

 In the Papaha-naumokua-kea Marine National Monument, maritime archaeologists have found the first wreck of a Nantucket whaling ship ever discovered.
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HAWAII: In the Papaha-naumokua-kea Marine National Monument, maritime archaeologists have found the first wreck of a Nantucket whaling ship ever discovered. The remains of Two Brothers, which sank in 1823, include harpoons and try-pots for melting whale blubber. The ship was captained by George Pollard, Jr., famous for having helped inspire Moby Dick after his previous ship, Essex, was rammed and sunk by a whale (followed by cannibalism among the survivors as they drifted in the open ocean).

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