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Moby Dick Reading Marathon


The MOBY DICK Marathon returns and will move to different Sag Harbor locations during the weekend. Join us at the Museum on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00am to 12:45pm.

In 1983, Canio Pavone started the yearly Marathon to celebrate Sag Harbor's seafaring history and its literary tradition. The Marathon ran for several years at the bookshop, in the 1990s it was held at the Whaling Museum for a few years, and then at John Jermain Memorial Library in the early 2000s.


Friday, June 7
12:30 – 2:30pm Canio’s Books
3:00 – 6:45pm Old Whalers’ Church
(Alec Baldwin, Harris Yulin as Father Mapple, plus organist Walter Klauss & Choral Society of Hamptons singing the hymn)
7:00 – 10:00pm Canio’s Books
(Josh Gladstone as Captain Ahab in Ch36 and enactment of Ch40 sailors’ play directed by Bill Burford/Bloodstone Theatrical)

Saturday, June 8
10:00 – 12:45pm The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
1:00 – 4:45pm  John Jermain Library
5:00 – 11:00pm Canio’s Books

Sunday, June 9
!0:30 – 12:45pm Eastville Community Historical Society
1:00 – 5:00pm? Canio’s Books with after PARTY

To read please email with MDM subject and include the day & 3-hour window you’d like to read.  We’ll get back to you. Thanks!