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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1

“Call me Ishmael…” and join us aboard the Charles W. Morgan for the 35th annual Moby-Dick Marathon at Mystic Seaport Museum – the longest running marathon read in the country! Once again we will lift our voices and our tomes to host a marathon, 24-hour reading of Moby-Dick aloud onboard the Charles W. Morgan. This two-day event celebrates the 200th birthday of Herman Melville, the author of this classic American novel.

Our marathon read at Mystic Seaport Museum is a communal event that relies upon visitor participation to keep the words flowing and the pages turning through all 24 hours. Participants are invited to read a chapter or two (or more!) but it is not required. We also welcome visitors to sit back and listen to the beauty of the classic text. Over the course of the marathon, other surprises await, including an actor portraying Herman Melville, a cozy fire-pit to help fend off the cold of the night, and more!

Advance registration is required to stay overnight due to limited capacity on the Charles W. Morgan.

Participation in the Moby-Dick Marathon is free with Museum admission or membership.