Capt George Pollard

Capt George Pollard

Birth
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Jan 1870 (aged 78)
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Old Section Prospect Hill, no. 268
Memorial ID 112263478 · View Source
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George Pollard, Jr. was from a strict Quaker family from Nantucket. He was the son of Capt George Pollard Sr, and was Captain of the whaleships Essex and Two Brothers, both of which sank. Pollard's life, including his encounter with the sperm whale that sank the Essex, served as inspiration for Captain Ahab, the whale-obsessed character in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Brother of Alexander Pollard.

Gravesite Details Grave Unmarked

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  • Added: 13 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 112263478
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt George Pollard (18 Jul 1791–7 Jan 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 112263478, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ProgBase (contributor 47278889) .