Buffalo Morning Express
Tuesday June 1, 1897
Page 1, Column 3
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.
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