[Above] Melville's Waterfall, Monument Mountian
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
[Location] 42º14'54.76" N | 73º20'.07" W
[Description] The falls guard the mouth of a small cave that is said to have inspired Herman Melville's creation of Moby Dick. On August 5, 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville enjoyed a well-chronicled picnic hike up Monument Mountain. A thunderstorm forced them to seek refuge in the cave where a lengthy and vigorous discussion ensued, inspiring powerful ideas for Melville's new book, Moby Dick. *
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