Wanted: One-armed Captain

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Nov 28, 2013 18:25 English Japanese Literature
Wanted: One-armed Captain

I've just read novels about whales written by Robert Siegel.
These books were interesting.
I have never known that Humpback Whales were able not only to repeat a certain song, but also create new songs.

These books were also interesting because of some episodes which implicate old novels about whales: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach etc.
However, I couldn't identify one person.
He was a one-armed captain of a whaling fleet.
If he were a captain of a pirate fleet, I would remember Captain Hook of Peter Pan.
If you know anything about this person, let me know.