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The Oeno was a nineteenth-century Pacific whaling vessel, registered in the United States in Nantucket, that disappeared in the Fiji Islands. Nine years later, the ship's cooper William Cary returned to Nantucket and claimed that the ship had wrecked on an island's reef and that the crew had been massacred. Previously, the ship's captain George Worth had discovered Howland Island in 1822 and Oeno Island in 1824.


  • Philbrick, N. "Sea of Glory". Penguin Press, 2005 (excerpt)