Friday, January 2, 2015

The Gardner Jonah

The New England Historical Society has an interesting site (powered by WordPress). I ran across it, again, today, and could not resist this story. There are others of interest, too.

A whaler from Nantucket, Captain Edmund Gardner, fell overboard into "the mouth of a sperm whale" and survived to write about the incident. Edmund suffered some injuries, such as a whale tooth "entering his skull."

Edmund is a descendant of Thomas and Margaret, through both John and Richard. John M. Bullard wrote the story of his life (included is genealogical material).

The book is offered via "Plough Boy Journals" provided through the facilities of the University of Denver website.

Remarks: Modified: 01/02/2015

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