The Voyage of the Whaleship Esk in 1816

Esk CoverIn 1816, William Scoresby Junior sailed from Whitby on a whaling voyage to the Arctic as commander of the ship Esk. Over the next few months Scoresby and his crew would be tested to the limits of endurance through extreme weather, shipwreck, exhaustion, and despair. They also became part of one of the most unlikely shipwrecks in British maritime history. This short book tells the story of the voyage, and the daring rescue.

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