Author and descendent of two whaling families, Helen Frink tells the story of two sunken whale ships discovered off the Alaskan coast in 2016 and how these vessels came to be lost in the greatest whaling disaster in American history. Arctic whaler Nathaniel Ransom, who served as third mate of one of these ships and survived the loss of thirty-two whaling vessels in the frigid waters off Alaska’s Icy Cape in 1871, kept a journal detailing eyewitness accounts of these events. Co-sponsored by NH Humanities.