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Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” Was Published In The U.S., This Day, 166-Years Ago; November 14, 1851.

by Anura Guruge


First U.S. edition, New York, 1851.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick


Inspiration, IF NOT basis, for Melville’s “Moby Dick”.


I have to confess that I am NOT sure whether I have ever read ‘Moby Dick’ in its entirety! Yikes. I know I have tried, but I have this distinct impression that I gave up — albeit, this from when I was a teenager (and, to be honest, I do not that often NOT finish a book if I start reading it).

That said I have read Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Revenge of the Whale” — and recently also watched the movie. I am a BIG fan of Nathaniel Philbrick and have read 3 or 4 of his other books.

Interesting that ‘Moby Dick’ was first published in London — rather than New York.


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by Anura Guruge

The 1st “America’s Cup” Race Was Won This Day 166-Years Ago; August 22, 1851.

by Anura Guruge


Yacht “AMERICA” winning the 1851 regatta by American painter Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865).


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1851_America%27s_Cup


I like to follow, whenever I can, the “America’s Cup” — and did watch all the races in the dramatic 2013 cup when Oracle staged its amazing come-from-behind victory. I guess I missed the 2017 races in June! I will have to try and find them on YouTube. Yes, it is on YouTube:



I have been lucky enough to visit the “New York Yacht Club’s” marina/clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island. That is like a museum for the America’s Cup.


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by Anura Guruge