The Question and Answer section for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
"One naval arcitect's calculations project that if the Essex had been a new ship, her oak planking would have withstood even this tremendous blow. Since the whale did punch a hole in the bow, the Essex's twenty-one-year-old planking must have...
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The Essex was lost at sea in the year 1820.