Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: Able Seaman Melville
June 3, 1839: Future literary icon Herman Melville ships aboard the merchant St. Lawrence. She will carry cotton from New York to Liverpool and young Melville will earn his seafaring experience on this his first of many voyages.
Header: Portrait of Herman Melville via The Academic World where they have one of my favorite Melville quotes: "No American writer should write like an Englishman, or a Frenchman; let him write like a man, for than he will be sure to write like an American."