The blog Melvilliana noted that Captain Edward C. Williams‘ “South Sea Whaling Voyage” presentation tour had at least one newspaper praising Herman Melville’s whaling scene, something apparently narrated by Capt. Williams. Pages 10-11 and 21-22 of Williams’ book quote passages… Continue Reading →
I LOVE MY LOVE. This may be played by any number, each taking a letter as it comes to her turn. Any mistake or hesitation incurs the penalty of a forfeit. She that begins may say, A. I love my… Continue Reading →
An item in the basement of the Herman Melville House: what is it?
MOONLIGHT ON DIAMOND ROCK.* — BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE. — In such a glorious night as this, did COLE, The bard of colors, on this glittering rock Talk with the scenes around, below, above, And for his canvas play the… Continue Reading →
Lansingburgh Historical Society Trustee Michael Barrett recently gave a lecture on Troy’s Tiffany Windows at the Van Schaick Island Country Club for LHS members and friends. While Troy has Tiffany windows in the public library and in multiple churches, the… Continue Reading →