The Pequod leaves New Bedford harbor on Christmas Day for a three-year voyage in search of “Moby-Dick, or The Whale.” The original Great American novel, by Herman Melville, was published in November of 1851.
Footnote: Sci-Fi great Ray Bradbury wrote the screenplay for the classic film. Pick up his S is for Space short story collection, because, let’s face it, you’ll actually finish one of those stories.
How to Commemorate:
- Have some whale blubber. (Try your local butcher.)
- Introduce yourself as Ishmael all day.
- Watch the classic Tom and Jerry cartoon “Dicky Moe.”