24th Annual Moby-Dick Marathon

Friday, January 3 – Sunday, January 5, 2020
Marathon Reading Timetable (pdf)

Join us for the 24th annual readathon of America’s most iconic novel, Moby-Dick. An experience you don’t want to miss, you’ll relive the famous, action-packed narrative and be transported back in time on the search for the elusive white whale. In addition to the main event, the Whaling Museum hosts two mini-marathons on January 4: a Portuguese-language reading of Tiago Patricio’s abridged Moby-Dick; and a children’s version by Classic Starts.


Registration is now open
to enter the drawing to read
in the 2020 Moby-Dick Marathon

readers at MDM in 2019

There are four links below. Enter to read in the Main Marathon, the Portuguese-language Marathon, or the Children’s Marathon. You may also enter for a chance to sit at the Seamen’s Bethel. Reader slots and Bethel seating is very limited, but don’t fret if your name isn’t selected; you can still enjoy the live streaming marathon from the comfort of the Museum’s theater.

Main Marathon

Portuguese-language Marathon

Children’s Marathon

Seamen’s Bethel Seat

If you are unable to access the online registration forms, please call (508) 717-6851
or email mdmarathon@whalingmuseum.org. 

Please note, responses via phone and email will be made during regular business hours.
Online registration is open 24 hours.



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