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The Gam: A Social Meeting of Two or More Whale-Ships

On April 8, the museum had a “Gam”! As Melville writes in Chapter 53 of Moby-Dick, the Gam is “A social meeting of two (or more) whale-ships generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boat’s crews…”

We invited faculty from Williams-Mystic program (a.k.a. “ship” from Mystic CT) to join faculty from Williams in English, Humanities, and Environmental Studies (“ship” from Williamstown MA) and to discuss different themes in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville and the…

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More Tales of Whales

Mocha Dick is now on view, but here is some behind-the-scenes footage of the installation.


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