Getting to the heart of “In the Heart of the Sea” – Life and Longbows

I recently watched a Ron Howard movie called In The Heart of the Sea. For those of you who haven’t seen the film or have little desire and just want to know why I’m referring to it in a bowhunting blog, you can find the trailer here and the plot below:

Note: the following contains spoilers. STOP NOW if you intend to see the film.

In 1850, author Herman Melville visits innkeeper Thomas Nickerson, the cabin boy and last survivor of the whale ship Essex, which sank somewhere in the Pacific ocean after being stoved in two by a gigantic, albino sperm whale. Several sailers are killed in the attack and the survivors are forced into the sea in their whaling skiffs. Tragedy follows as they ……………

A great read by my buddy, and Traditional Outdoors Podcast Co-Host Nick view. I think you will enjoy it. Read the full article at

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