May

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Nantucket whalersDylan Distasio first posted this heads-up back on 5/10– a story about the Nantucket whalers, and what a story it is. The legacy of pain endured by our Nantucket whalers makes being down 20 on S&P futures feel like a sliver. These guys sailed Nantucket whaling boats from our east coast, eventually down the eastern seaboard, down the coast of South America, around the Horn, into the Pacific, into French Polynesia and beyond to Japan, some of them with oars, like the disaster of the Essex, an unbelievable story in case you think you had a hard day at work, an incredible display of stamina and human adversity…


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