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Moby-Monday: Herman Melville’s Ship Was Built In My Backyard by Peter A. Mello
July 19, 2010, 1:27 pm
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Herman Melville's Ship

This is a poster that we found a few week’s ago during a trip to the Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Museum and Carriage House. It reminded me that Herman Melville’s whaleship, the Acushnet was built in our backyard where 150 years ago six shipyards stood . Melville once referred to the Acushnet as “my Yale College and my Harvard.” Somethings never change; sailing a tall ship is still a valuable education.

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That is a really neat poster – I think I have actually been to Mattapoisett before.

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