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Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex

Owen Chase (1797-1869)

1. To The Reader
2. Chapter One - The Outbound Voyage
3. Chapter Two - The Wreck
4. Chapter Three, Part I, November 21-22
5. Chapter Three, Part II, November 23-30
6. Chapter Three, Part III, December 1-14
7. Chapter Three, Part IV, December 15-22
8. Chapter Three, Part V, December 23-January 7
9. Chapter Three, Part VI, January 10-24
10. Chapter Three, Part VII, January 25 to Conclusion

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    Owen Chase (October 7, 1797 – March 7, 1869) was First Mate of the whale ship Essex, that was struck and sunk by a sperm whale on October 28, 1820. Chase wrote about the incident in Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. This book, published in 1821, would inspire Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.