Essex Survivors in Their Open Whaleboats

After a massive sperm whale, measuring around 85 feet long, attacked the whaleship Essex, the twenty crew members took to their open whaleboats. These boats would shelter the men until they were hopefully rescued at sea.

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Media Credits

Still shot, from Ron Howard's film "In the Heart of the Sea," released by Warner Brothers as a publicity photo for the film. Copyright, Warner Brothers, all rights reserved. Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the movie.

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