“But shall this crazed old man be tamely suffered to drag a whole ship’s company down to doom with him?” That’s the prescient Herman Melville line that keeps resurfacing in my Twitter feed, thanks to digital media scholar Mark Sample’s quote-spewing bot @mobydickatsea. For context, you can sit for twenty-four hours straight and hear the entire novel read aloud aboard an actual whaleship. New Bedford Whaling Museum does their marathon in the dead of winter, but Mystic Seaport stages their marathon to coincide with Herman Melville’s birthday. (Mystic also started their annual marathons over a decade before the Whaling Museum did… Who knew?) Because of spacial limitations, you need to call (860.572.5331) to reserve overnight space on the ship.