The name of the boat in "Moby Dick" is the Pequod, which is also the name of a Native American tribe that lived in the northeastern United States. More »

The whaling ship in "Moby Dick" was named the Pequod. The Pequod is a worn, 19th-century Nantucket whaling ship. Most Nantucket whaling ships at the time were three-masted like the Pequod. However, all three masts on the... More »

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Whales are mammals that have an incredibly size range, yet all whales fall between 13 feet long and 90 feet long. The blue whale, the largest known whale or mammal, ranges from around 70 feet to 90 feet. Most other well-... More »

The whaling ship in "Moby Dick" was named the Pequod. The Pequod is a worn, 19th-century Nantucket whaling ship. Most Nantucket whaling ships at the time were three-masted like the Pequod. However, all three masts on the... More »

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The name of the dog in "Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)" was Montmorency. Author Jerome K. Jerome insisted that the three friends' journey down the River Thames did happen, though the dog did not exist, r... More »

The book "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell is primarily about a girl name Karana, who not only loses her father to fighting with the Aleuts, a Native American tribe, she also misses a boat that would have tak... More »

Beowulf, the main character in the epic poem of the same name, is often considered brave because of his pursuit of battles against supernatural beasts. This includes his battle with the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother ... More »