At the risk of whaleblogging

From Seamen’s Bethel, a chapel in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Melville writes “In this same New Bedford there stands a Whaleman’s Chapel, and few are the moody fishermen, shortly bound for the Indian Ocean or Pacific, who fail to make a Sunday visit to the spot.”

The walls upstairs are covered with these. I found them very moving. Looking back, I see that they are described by Melville, or Ishmael, in Chapter 7. In Chapter 9, Father Mapple delivers his sermon.

One response to “At the risk of whaleblogging”

  1. Bryan says:

    Two thumbs up.