to this magazine from a correspondent regularly assigned to regional
intelligence for FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR:
" MASSACHUSETTS: Two-headed sea monster sighted by Harwich Port Skipper Bud
McKenney off Pollock Rip. 'It was making 100-pound tuna act like sand eels
being pursued in the surf,' reports Captain McKenney, whose discovery was
corroborated by Skipper Carl White of the Old Striper."
Sea Serpents have
been disturbing Massachusetts mariners on and off ever since a 120-foot
smoke-belching monster, whipping along at 15 mph, caught the eye of Captain
Elkanah Finney off Warrens Cove near Plymouth in 1815. It or various relatives
reappeared in Gloucester Harbor, at Rye Point and elsewhere along the coast
from time to time. One was sufficiently incautious to come within firing range
of Captain Matthew Gaffney, who harmlessly discharged a rifle at the creature.
Captain McKenney's serpent, first to be sighted in many years, may indicate a
return to Massachusetts waters. But as FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR (see page 9) might
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