When Nature Fights Back- This day in 1820

On November 20, 1820 the the American whaler, Essex from Nantucket Mass, was attacked and sunk by a Sperm whale in the Southern Pacific, thousands of miles off the coast of South America. 

Captain George Pollard and his crew of 20 were forced to make for land in the whaleboats.

What follows is a harrowing tale of dehydration, starvation and cannibalism. 

Accounts of the ordeal were later written by First Mate, Owen Chase and Cabin Boy, Thomas Nickerson and later inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick.

Whaling is hard, but fortunately finding the right Point of Sale system for your hospitality or retail business is easy. 

Whales don’t have scales, but we do. We carry a diverse line DIGI and CAS weighing solutions for every need. 

Contact Automatic Equipment Service today and see why we are your single source solutions provider. 

Fun Fact- Apollo 12, Nov 19,1967

On this day in 1969 the second manned mission to the moon, Apollo12, landed in the “Ocean of Storms.” (Oceanus Procellarum)  

This precision landing, commanded and executed by Charles (Pete) Conrad Jr,  landed within walking distance of the Surveyor III spacecraft.

Along with Conrad, his crew,  Richard F Gordon (Command module pilot) and Alan L Bean (Lunar module pilot) primary missions objectives were to:

•             Perform inspection, survey and sampling in lunar mare area

•             Deploy an Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP).

•             Develop techniques for a point landing capability

•             Develop capability to work in the lunar environment

•             Obtain photographs of candidate exploration sites

Secondary objective was to the retrieve portions of the Surveyor III spacecraft.

Apollo 12 and its crew returned to earth on November 24, 1969.

While we can’t help you get to the moon and back, Automatic Equipment Service  can help you with your next Point of Sale system for retail or hospitality. 

We can also help you with your next weighing scale purchase. 

Contact us today.