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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jack London's Sea Wolf

The University of British Columbia Press has just released a biography of Captain Alex MacLean, who was the inspiration for the title character, Wolf Larsen, in Jack London's classic bestseller, The Sea-Wolf. The author is Don MacGillivray, a professor of history at Cape Breton University.

Originally from Cape Breton, MacLean sailed to the Pacific at the age of 21, and worked as a seaman and sealer for the next 35 years, creating a legend and becoming a folk hero.

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