Posts tagged: James Bartley

J is for James Bartley the Modern Jonah

Moby Dick

In the latter years of the 19th century, the whaling ship ‘Star of the East’ was operating around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic when a whale was spotted.

The boats were launched and the whale harpooned, but its thrashing in the water capsized one of the boats and two men were lost, one of them a man called James Bartley… Read more ›››