In Moby Dick, who is the second mate that comes from Cape Cod?

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The name of the Pequod's second mate is Stubb. He is a native of Cape Cod, and is described as a "happy-go-lucky, neither craven nor valiant" man. He is an extremely experienced and competent whaler, and is calm even in the midst of a potentially deadly struggle. His most noticable feature is his ever-present pipe, and Ishmael notes that it would have been more surprising to see his face without a nose than without his pipe. He is generally a good-natured man, though he expresses major misgivings about Ahab early in the book. In many ways, his happy-go-lucky attitude is contrasted with Starbuck, a morally upright Quaker who serves as the first mate on the Pequod

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