Daily Archives: December 12, 2019

New Kit From OcCre Models – Whale Ship Essex – Now in Stock!

Ages of Sail just announced a new shipment of kits just received from OcCre of Spain. The shipment includes the newest of OcCre’s kits, the whale ship Essex.

The kit sport a VERY LOW introductory price of only $129. Looks like a good last minute gift idea for the builder in your family.

Ages of Sail

We just received a new shipment from OcCre Models of Spain, and it includes the brand new wooden ship model kit the Essex.

The Essex was an American whale ship launch from Nantucket in 1799. During a whaling voyage in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, the ship was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale. The story of the Esssex became the basis for Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.

But, as much of a classic the story of Moby Dick was, the true story of the Essex was a more harrowing tale, as 20 of the ship’s crew managed to take to the ship’s boats. After 3 months at sea, only 8 people survived, resorting to cannibalism to stay alive. They even resorted to drawing lots to determine who was to die to save the others.

The true story of the Essex was the subject of the novel In The Heart…

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