SI Vault
 
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
August 26, 1957
DON CAMPBELL SAYS GOODBY TO CANANDAIGUA, KRAMER AND TROUPE PLAN SOME HARD WORK, WHAT DID CALHOUN SAY WRONG?, THE 48 PEAKS OF THE 48 STATES, MEN!
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
August 26, 1957

Events & Discoveries

DON CAMPBELL SAYS GOODBY TO CANANDAIGUA, KRAMER AND TROUPE PLAN SOME HARD WORK, WHAT DID CALHOUN SAY WRONG?, THE 48 PEAKS OF THE 48 STATES, MEN!

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2 3 4 5

Laconic dispatch 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 say: OP.

TOP MAN

A dashing fencer, very bald,
Desired to look tr�s gaie;
But when opponents scored a point
They always cried, "Toupee!"
—LINETTE BURTON

1 2 3 4 5