The Buffalo Courier
Sunday, November 27, 1898
Page 11, Column 3
More Sea Serpents.
British Captain and Sailors Swear to
Having Seen Three.
New York, Nov. 26. – From Mobile
comes the story of a British sea captain,
Joseph Donovan of the steamer Selma,
in which the sailor says he saw a family
of sea serpents while his ship was in
the Sargasso Sea, 300 miles southeast of
the Bermudas. One of the serpents was
100 feet long, the second 20 feet and
the third presumably the baby, 13 feet
long. All had large heads with long
bills, immense fins and shaggy manes.
The officers and crew of the Selma
have made affidavits that the captain’s
story is true.
-Original article from the microfilm records at,
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203