Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sea Serpent and the Fisherman.



Buffalo Morning Express

Tuesday June 1, 1897

Page 1, Column 3






ERIE'S SEA-SERPENT.


IT WAS SEEN BY TWO TOLEDO FISHERMEN


WHO DESCRIBE IT IN DETAIL—


THIRTY FEET LONG.


Toledo. 0., May 3I.—Adam Oper, a fisherman,

and William Grubb, the light-keeper

at Pelee Island, have both had a good view

of the monster sea-serpent that has frequently

been seen in former seasons in. Lake

Erie. It raised its head near one of Oper's

boats and seemed to be about 30 feet Iong.

with a disproportionately large head.

A dorsal fin extended as far as the back

could be seen, and when erected was about

twelve Inches high. Horns much like a catfish

were on either side of the head. Its

underparts seemed white at first, but as

the monster's rage at Oper increased, that

portion turned a bright red. The back of the

serpent seemed to be covered with scales

from the moment the head was raised It

kept up a penetrating hiss, which could be

heard for some distance. Oper sailed for

the shore as fast as possible.


Article used with the permission of:

Buffalo State College Archives
 and Special Collections
E. H. Butler Library #135
Buffalo State College
          1300 Elmwood Ave.        
   Buffalo,  NY 14222-1095




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