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 Posted: Tue Apr 20th, 2021 12:53 pm
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Another one about murder/cannibalism...

"Nantucket Sleighride" by Mountain

A Nantucket Sleighride is the term referring to the experience of a whaling vessel being towed along by a whale they harpooned.

The song is based on a true story that happened back in 1820. The whaling ship Essex was rammed and sunk by a sperm whale. In the aftermath of the wreck, sailor Owen Coffin was shot and eaten by his shipmates. The First Mate survived and wrote a book about the incident.