"7. Jonas Ramus (1649-1718), “pastor . . . in the diocese of Aggerhuus” according to Bishop Pontoppidan, who quotes him extensively, “has deserved highly of his country for his Description of Norway, published in quarto at Copenhagen 1715” (Natural History of Norway, London, 1755, p. xiii). Poe’s quotation, however, is from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, s.v. Maelstrom, which is lifted bodily — except for its errors — from the London Pontoppidan."
Jonas Ramus and found the Wiki article on him. I too thought that it was the worst possible (and most ironic) name for a ship. Since we're told that the story has its origins with a Lovecraftian theme, perhaps Ramus in his Maelstrom writings was describing a water funnel opening to R'lyeh?
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The Curator has, albeit unintentionally I believe, confirmed in an email to me that SP/SD is in fact Sarah! I inquired as to the order of the mailings, and at the time the reason for the hold up in production. He gave me a satisfactory reason for the delay, then listed the mailings and their contents! I didn’t think until now, reading here, what he had said. He listed “Mailing 5: Chapter 3 (USB key, Sarah's note)” !!! I am a Diamond Level backer!
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