Tuesday, September 7, 2010

'The creature reared about the height of a boat's mast'

SCHRUNCHINS
A daily taste of Newfoundlandia

"While out fishing one day this week at Stone Island, several of the boats crews attention was directed to a large creature in the water undulating very slowly at almost 50 yards from one of the anchored boats. Some observers say it was the size of a puncheon (a plank the height of a tree) and about 150 or 200 feet long. After getting some distance from the boats, the creature reared about the height of a boat's mast 30 or 40 feet out of the water and disappeared. The men could not tell whether it was its head or its tail."
The Evening Herald, Sept. 7, 1909

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