SF Moby Dick Marathon 2019
 
 
Details
  • Date: October 19th 2019
  • Start: 12:00 pm
  • Free
  • Venue: Maritime Museum
 
Description

One of America’s greatest novels, Moby-Dick speaks to race and racism, sexual identity, fate and destiny, environmental degradation, power and powerlessness, madness and obsession, faith and doubt, love and friendship, and writing and imagination. It reflects and refracts society, culture, and the human condition, and so remains a powerful text full of ways to discover oneself, and one’s place in the world.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park hosts a 24-hour Moby Dick reading marathon in the Maritime Museum at 900 Beach Street, San Francisco. Surrounded by aquatic-themed WPA murals, and overlooking the Aquatic Park Pier and Cove, a diverse crew of over 100 will add their own voices to Melville’s musings, orations, and unforgettable characters.

See below for available chapters and sign-up form!

Chapters Available

TIME CHAPTER NAME
(please note: times are approximate. please arrive early.)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th
Extracts
12:00 PM
Chapter 1. Loomings HOLD
Chapter 2. The Carpet-Bag
Chapter 3. The Spouter-Inn
1:00 PM
Chapter 4. The Counterpane
Chapter 5. Breakfast
Chapter 6. The Street
Chapter 7. The Chapel
Chapter 8. The Pulpit
2:00 PM
Chapter 9. The Sermon
Chapter 10. A Bosom Friend
Chapter 11. Nightgown
Chapter 12. Biographical
Chapter 13. Wheelbarrow
3:00 PM
Chapter 14. Nantucket
Chapter 15. Chowder
Chapter 16. The Ship
4:00 PM
Chapter 17. The Ramadan
Chapter 18. His Mark
Chapter 19. The Prophet
Chapter 20. All Astir
Chapter 21. Going Aboard
Chapter 22. Merry Christmas
5:00 PM
Chapter 23. The Lee Shore
Chapter 24. The Advocate
Chapter 25. Postscript
Chapter 26. Knights and Squires
Chapter 27. Knights and Squires
Chapter 28. Ahab
Chapter 29. Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb
6:00 PM
Chapter 30. The Pipe
Chapter 31. Queen Mab
Chapter 32. Cetology
Chapter 33. The Specksnyder
Chapter 34. The Cabin – Table
7:00 PM
Chapter 35. The Mast-Head
Chapter 36. The Quarter-Deck HOLD
Chapter 37. Sunset HOLD
Chapter 38. Dusk HOLD
Chapter 39. First Night Watch HOLD
8:00 PM
Chapter 40. Midnight, Forecastle HOLD
Chapter 41. Moby Dick
Chapter 42. The Whiteness of The Whale
9:00 PM
Chapter 43. Hark!
Chapter 44. The Chart
Chapter 45. The Affidavit
Chapter 46. Surmises
Chapter 47. The Mat-Maker
10:00 PM
Chapter 48. The First Lowering
Chapter 49. The Hyena
Chapter 50. Ahab’s Boat and Crew. Fedallah
Chapter 51. The Spirit-Spout
Chapter 52. The Albatross
11:00 PM
Chapter 53. The Gam
Chapter 54. The Town-Ho’s Story HOLD
Chapter 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales
Chapter 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th
12:00 AM
Chapter 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in Sheet-Iron…
Chapter 58. Brit
Chapter 59. Squid
Chapter 60. The Line
Chapter 61. Stubb Kills a Whale
Chapter 62. The Dart
Chapter 63. The Crotch
1:00 AM
Chapter 64. Stubb’s Supper
Chapter 65. The Whale as a Dish
Chapter 66. The Shark Massacre
Chapter 67. Cutting In
Chapter 68. The Blanket
Chapter 69. The Funeral
Chapter 70. The Sphynx
Chapter 71. The Jeroboam’s Story
2:00 AM
Chapter 72. The Monkey-Rope
Chapter 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then Have a Talk Over Him
Chapter 74. The Sperm Whale’s Head—Contrasted View
Chapter 75. The Right Whale’s Head—Contrasted View
Chapter 76. The Battering-Ram
Chapter 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun
3:00 AM
Chapter 78. Cistern and Buckets
Chapter 79. The Prairie
Chapter 80. The Nut
Chapter 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin
Chapter 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling
4:00 AM
Chapter 83. Jonah Historically Regarded
Chapter 84. Pitchpoling
Chapter 85. The Fountain
Chapter 86. The Tail
5:00 AM
Chapter 87. The Grand Armada
Chapter 88. Schools and Schoolmasters
Chapter 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish
Chapter 90. Heads or Tails
Chapter 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud
Chapter 92. Ambergris
6:00 AM
Chapter 93. The Castaway
Chapter 94. A Squeeze of the Hand
Chapter 95. The Cassock
Chapter 96. The Try-Works
Chapter 97. The Lamp
Chapter 98. Stowing Down and Clearing Up
Chapter 99. The Doubloon
Chapter 100. Leg and Arm
7:00 AM Chapter 101. The Decanter
Chapter 102. A Bower in the Arsacides
Chapter 103. Measurement of The Whale’s Skeleton
8:00 AM
Chapter 104. The Fossil Whale
Chapter 105. Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish?—Will He Perish?
Chapter 106. Ahab’s Leg
Chapter 107. The Carpenter
Chapter 108. Ahab and the Carpenter
Chapter 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin
Chapter 110. Queequeg in His Coffin
9:00 AM
Chapter 111. The Pacific
Chapter 112. The Blacksmith
Chapter 113. The Forge
Chapter 114. The Gilder
Chapter 115. The Pequod Meets The Bachelor
Chapter 116. The Dying Whale
Chapter 117. The Whale Watch
Chapter 118. The Quadrant
10:00 AM
Chapter 119. The Candles
Chapter 120. The Deck Towards the End of the First Night Watch
Chapter 121. Midnight—The Forecastle Bulwarks
Chapter 122. Midnight Aloft—Thunder and Lightning
Chapter 123. The Musket
Chapter 124. The Needle
Chapter 125. The Log and Line
Chapter 126. The Life-Buoy
Chapter 127. The Deck
11:00 AM
Chapter 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel
Chapter 129. The Cabin
Chapter 130. The Hat
Chapter 131. The Pequod Meets The Delight.
Chapter 132. The Symphony
Chapter 133. The Chase—First Day
12:00 PM
Chapter 134. The Chase—Second Day
Chapter 135. The Chase—Third Day HOLD
Epilogue HOLD

Sign Ups

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