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Monday, March 10, 2008

What's your official state book?

Usually I just link to the cool posts at 'Sea-Fever', 's excellent maritime blog but today his post is so relevant to the interests of Compass folks that I have to add a little teaser to make sure readers follow the whole story.

"At the same time that marine scientists sighted a white killer whale off the Aleutian Islands of Alaska last week, a group of fifth graders were testifying to members of the Massachusetts legislature about a bill up for consideration that would make Moby-Dick: or,The Whale by Herman Melville the official book of the states of Massachusetts."

How cool is that! Heck I didn't even know states had official books so while I'm off to find out Connecticut's, you can read the post.

1 comment:

Heather said...

That is *so* cool! (And what's cooler, they already *have* an official state book, and this is legislation to change it to Moby Dick!) California doesn't seem to have an official state book, but we do have an official tall ship!