Maybe the first was a white whale spotted off the island of Mocha in southern Chile named Mocha Dick around 1810-1838. Melville would have been sailing those waters about then–as was Darwin in the Beagle. Wonder if any two of those three ever crossed paths?
Charles Darwin vs. Mocha Dick
Herman Melville vs. Charles Darwin
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