Bark Kathleen Sunk By A Whale

Bark Kathleen Sunk By A Whale: As Related By The Captain, Thomas H. Jenkins To Which Is Added An Account Of Two Like Occurrences, The Loss Of Ships Ann Alexander And Essex This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a ...

Author: Thomas H. Jenkins


ISBN: 9390198747

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Thomas H. Jenkins

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0265260426

Category: Fiction

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Excerpt from Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale The Kathleen was about 195 tons and with outfits was valued at being partially insured by her several owners. She also had on board at the time of the accident a small quantity of oil taken since leaving port. The Kathleen had always been called a lucky ship and had made many good voyages. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale Primary Source Edition

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Author: Thomas H. Jenkins

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293494712


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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex The Complete Illustrated Edition

Story of the Loss of Bark Kathleen From Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale By Thomas H. Jenkins , Told by the Captain Having been requested to give an account of the sinking of the bark Kathleen by a whale I will do the best I can , though I ...

Author: Owen Chase

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781627886185

Category: History

Page: 224

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Read Owen Chase's memoir which inspired Moby-Dick and In the Heart of the Sea, the major motion picture from Ron Howard, released December 2015. Owen Chase was the first mate on the ill-fated American whaling ship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820. The crew spent months at sea in leaking boats and endured the blazing sun, attacks by killer whales, and lack of food. The men were forced to resort to cannibalism before the final eight survivors were rescued. Herman Melville based his 1851 novel, Moby-Dick, on the sinking. Chase recorded the tale of the ship's sinking and the following events with harrowing clarity in the Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex. "I turned around and saw him about one hundred rods [500 m or 550 yards] directly ahead of us, coming down with twice his ordinary speed of around 24 knots (44 km/h), and it appeared with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him with the continual violent thrashing of his tail. His head about half out of the water, and in that way he came upon us, and again struck the ship." - Owen Chase. Filled with art, photographs, maps, and artifacts, this is a richly illustrated edition of Chase's memoir, augmented with memoirs of other participants, as well as the perspectives of historians, contemporary and modern. "If you are interested in a coffee-table book which covers the importance of the whaling industry and the wreck that influenced Herman Melville to write the American classic Moby-Dick, then get the Complete Illustrated Edition: Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex." - William Connery, Author of Civil War Northern Virginia 1861

Great American Shipwreck Stories

BARK KATHLEEN SUNK BY A WHALE THOMAS JENKINS A New Bedford whaling ship, an angry whale, and tale that seemed to be the stuff of fiction. But it wasn't. Rammed and Sunk by an Infuriated Bull Whale—New York Journal.

Author: Tom McCarthy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493033720

Category: History

Page: 304

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Great American Shipwreck Stories is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas or on a desert island. Capturing all the elements of ancient and powerful tragedy, this book is chockful of thrilling tales of survival - as well as a frightful examination of man's darkest impulses - which allow the reader a gruesome glimpse behind the veil of honor and bravery that history often ascribes to such men of the sea. These are all stories that have endured the test of time, and have attracted discerning readers for generations. Includes stories by Joseph Conrad, Erskine Childers, Joshua Slocum, James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Hakluyt, Owen Chase, and many others.

Petticoat Whalers

BARK SUNK BY WHALE . Strange Accident to the Kathleen on the " 12-40 " Grounds . MRS THOMAS H. JENKINS . ASSISTANT NAVIGATOR SP ERATION CAPT . THOMAS H JENKINS of COUTE DARMOTARASTEROE LARM KATSEN Just Returned to New Bedford , After ...

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584651598

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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First US Edition -- The first comprehensive book on whaling wives at sea written for a general audience.

Leviathan The History of Whaling in America

... “The leviathan who caused the disaster is supposed to have been a Russian whale, on a privateering cruise.” Another British ship, the Crusader, was also sunk by a whale in 1852. Thomas H. Jenkins, Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale (New ...

Author: Eric Jay Dolin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066661

Category: History

Page: 512

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A Los Angeles Times Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic History "The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation." —Nathaniel Philbrick The epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

On the Northwest

Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967 Robert Lloyd Webb ... 49Thomas H. Jenkins, Bark Kathleen Sunk By a Whale, at Related hy the Captain, Thomas H. Jenkins, to Which it Added an Account of Two Like Occurrenrer, ...

Author: Robert Lloyd Webb

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774843157

Category: History

Page: 441

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On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967. Whaling in the eastern North Pacific represented a century and a half of exploration and exploitation which involved the entrepreneurs, merchants, politicians, and seamen of a dozen nations.

Ahab s Rolling Sea

... 1887), 261–62; in addition, see the 1902 sinking of the whaleship Kathleen, Captain Thomas H. Jenkins, Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale (New Bedford: H. S. Hutchinson & Co., 1902). For recent accounts, see Gregory L. Fulling, et al., ...

Author: Richard J. King

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226515014

Category: Literary Criticism

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Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the “best book ever written about nature,” and nearly the entirety of the story is set on the waves, with scarcely a whiff of land. In fact, Ishmael’s sea yarn is in conversation with the nature writing of Emerson and Thoreau, and Melville himself did much more than live for a year in a cabin beside a pond. He set sail: to the far remote Pacific Ocean, spending more than three years at sea before writing his masterpiece in 1851. A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, Ahab’s Rolling Sea is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, Richard J. King examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction. King then climbs to the crow’s nest, setting Melville in the context of the American perception of the ocean in 1851—at the very start of the Industrial Revolution and just before the publication of On the Origin of Species. King compares Ahab’s and Ishmael’s worldviews to how we see the ocean today: an expanse still immortal and sublime, but also in crisis. And although the concept of stewardship of the sea would have been entirely foreign, if not absurd, to Melville, King argues that Melville’s narrator Ishmael reveals his own tendencies toward what we would now call environmentalism. Featuring a coffer of illustrations and an array of interviews with contemporary scientists, fishers, and whale watch operators, Ahab’s Rolling Sea offers new insight not only into a cherished masterwork and its author but also into our evolving relationship with the briny deep—from whale hunters to climate refugees.

Whaling Masters

A FEW BOOKS ABOUT WHALING This brief introduction to the history of whaling was condensed from information supplied by William H. Tripp, curator and secretary of ... Jenkins, Thomas H, Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale, New Bedford, 1902.

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893709334

Category: Whaling masters

Page: 314

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This history of the whaling industry in New England includes a lengthy and very valuable list of the whaling masters, their ships, their home ports, and the years in which they first sailed. A classic text.

The Yankee Whaler

143 A LIST OF BOOKS CONCERNING WHALES AND WHALING HART, J. C. Miriam Coffin. San Francisco, 1872. HAwes, CHARLEs BoARDMAN. Whaling. ... JENKINs, CAPTAIN THoMAs H. Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale. New Bedford, IQO2. Lo. JoHN.

Author: Clifford Ashley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486144283

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction.

Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

WHALING NARRATIVES 469 merous diversions were necessary to male life in cramped and otherwise uncomfortable quarters bearable ; scrimshaw and other artistic endeavors ... and Thomas I. Jenkins ' Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale ( 1902 ) .

Author: Jill B. Gidmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 538

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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.

The Enduring Shore

The bark Kathleen was sunk by a whale in the Atlantic on March 7, 1902. Other ships, like the Nantucket whaler Union, collided with whales at night and sank. And there were ships like the Lady Adams that disappeared without a trace or ...

Author: Paul Schneider

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250135216

Category: History

Page: 384

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Even before the Pilgrims landed in 1620, Cape Cod and its islands promised paradise to visitors, both native and European. In Paul Schneider's sure hands, the story of this waterland created by glaciers and refined by storms and tides -- and of its varied inhabitants -- becomes an irresistible biography of a place. Cape Cod's Great Beach, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are romantic stops on Schneider's roughly chronological human and natural history. His book is a lucid and compelling collage of seaside ecology, Indians and colonists, religion and revolution, shipwrecks and hurricanes, whalers and vengeful sperm whales, glorious clipper ships and today's beautiful but threatened beaches. Schneider's superb eye for story and detail illuminates both history and landscape. A wonderful introduction, it will also appeal to the millions of people who already have warm associations with these magical places.

Whale Ships and Whaling

A Pictorial History George Francis Dow. [122] WHALING BARKKATHLEEN,” OF NEW BEDFORD, BUILT IN 1844. WHALE IN 1902 AND SUNK IN 'A FEW MINUTES. From the oil painting by E. N. Russell, in the Allan Forbes Collection.

Author: George Francis Dow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486170305

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels. Also harpoons, lances, whaling guns, many other artifacts. Comprehensive text by foremost authority. 207 black-and-white illustrations.

The American Neptune

Vessel charged by enraged bull and might well be described as the most fansunk . ... the monsters appeared almost under the 1902 , Whaling bark Kathleen of New ship's bow , and she crashed into one of Bedford . Rammed and sunk by ...



ISBN: UOM:39015018430432

Category: Naval art and science


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A quarterly journal of maritime history.

The Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches

From “ Bark Kathleen Sunk by a Whale , " published by H. S. Hutchinson & Co. + From “ New Bedford Illustrated , " published by. LOSS OF THE BARK KATHLEEN DECK OF WHALER From " New Bedtord Illustrated , ".



ISBN: CORNELL:31924091801898

Category: New Bedford (Mass.)


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