Whaling Museum to host performance in boat

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The Whaling Museum and Education Center will be hosting a live, historical performance inside of the Museum’s 1800s whaleboat.  

“The True Essex Story” will be performed on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. inside the Museum located at 301 Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor.  

The live show will focus on exploring the true story behind Moby Dick, as depicted in the upcoming Ron Howard film “In the Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth.  There will be a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. with the live show beginning at 8 p.m.  

Tickets are $20/person or $35/couple and are available online only at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.  Seating is limited to first 40 people each day.

The Essex, an American whale ship from Nantucket, sank when it was attacked by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean in November 1820. Having lost their ship, the crew of The Essex attempted to sail to South America in whale boats.  After 90 days at sea and suffering from starvation, dehydration and cannibalism, most of the crew died before the eight survivors were rescued in February 1821.

“The Museum is literally bringing history to life by scripting a live performance in an authentic whaleboat — the crown jewel of our collection,” said Nomi Dayan, executive director. “This one-of-a-kind experience will give the audience an intimate insight into understanding what happened after Moby Dick left off.”

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