Egan Maritime Institute

Miriam Coffin, or The Whale- Fishermen

$19.95

by Joseph C. Hart with Introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick


A best-seller when first published in 1834 and a source for Melville's Moby-Dick, Joseph C. Hart's novel Miriam Coffin, or The Whale-Fishermen, is a Nantucket classic. Based on the life of the Tory “she-merchant” Kezia Coffin, this book presents a detailed picture of the island when it was the whaling capital of the world.

1995, $19.95 cloth (385 pp.)

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