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fanuzzir
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Road (Boat) Trip!

Ziki forwards this information to us about a Moby Dick reading marathon and boat tour at the wonderful whaling museum at Mystic Connecticut. I can certainly vouch for the charm and interest of this wonderful outdoor restoration. I hope Moby Dick lovers might consider a trip in the area to enjoy this opportunity!


Melville Marathon
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 31-August 1, 2007 / Noon-Noon; Mystic Seaport, CT


The reading of all 135 chapters of Moby Dick begins at noon on Tuesday, July 31st. It continues overnight, concluding at noon on Wednesday, August 1st, Melville's birthday.

Visitors are invited to participate in the marathon, which includes spending the night aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Copies of the novel are available for those who want to follow the reading. Visitors, staff, and volunteers can choose to take turns reading chapters throughout the marathon, except for chapter 1, "Loomings," and the Epilogue, both of which are read by an actor portraying Mr. Melville himself! A great white birthday cake arrives at noon on August 1st, marking the end of the marathon.

The Melville Marathon is free with admission; however, space for overnight stay on the Charles W. Morgan is limited.

To reserve a space, contact Joanie DiMartino at 860.572.0711, ext. 5075.
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Laurel
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Re: Road (Boat) Trip!

What fun! Do we get to dive into the head of a sperm whale?
"Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it." ~~G.K. Chesterton
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head dive (spoiler chapters 80+)



Laurel wrote:
What fun! Do we get to dive into the head of a sperm whale?


Diving in a head?
Tashtego fell into the whale-head and was it not for Queequeg his days were counted....diving into the book (=head of Melville) is dangerous enough.

ziki ;-)
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Choisya
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Re: head dive (spoiler chapters 80+)

You gruesome pair!!:smileysurprised:




ziki wrote:


Laurel wrote:
What fun! Do we get to dive into the head of a sperm whale?


Diving in a head?
Tashtego fell into the whale-head and was it not for Queequeg his days were counted....diving into the book (=head of Melville) is dangerous enough.

ziki ;-)


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Re: head dive (spoiler chapters 80+)


ziki wrote:


Laurel wrote:
What fun! Do we get to dive into the head of a sperm whale?


Diving in a head?
Tashtego fell into the whale-head






Maybe he fell in head first
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