12 Feb '11, 10pm

Whaling shipwreck linked to 'Moby-Dick' discovered

Whaling shipwreck linked to 'Moby-Dick' discovered

The ship, which struck a reef and foundered in 1823, was skippered by Captain George Pollard Jr. -- PHOTO: REUTERS HONOLULU - MARINE archeologists off Hawaii have found the sunken remains of a 19th century whaling vessel skippered by a captain whose ordeal from an earlier shipwreck inspired the Herman Melville classic Moby-Dick. Iron and ceramic scraps from the Nantucket whaling ship known as Two Brothers were located in shallow waters nearly 965km from Honolulu in the remote chain of islands and atolls that make up the North-western Hawaiian Islands. The discovery was announced on Friday by researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which led the initial 2008 expedition to the wreck and subsequent explorations of the site during the past two years. The ship, which struck a reef and foundered in 1823, was skippered by Captain George Pollard Jr...

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