PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
The young Coffin was a member of one of Nantucket's founding families and a cousin to George Pollard.
How does one come to know the unknowable? What faculties must a man possess? Since it was discovered that whale oil could light our cities in ways never achieved before, it created global demand. It has pushed man to venture further and further into...
While George Pollard did indeed never sail again as Captain of a whaling ship after the Essex and Two Brothers both sank, he made one voyage on a merchant vessel so the insinuation that he never sailed again is inaccurate. It is possible the filmmakers were referencing the end of his whaling career, although this is not stated.
$18,500,000 (Non-US) (8 December 2015)