Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sea Serpent near Nahant

Daily Courier


Saturday Morning, March 23, 1850


We learn from passengers on

the steamer Wm. Seabrook, that about six o'clock

in the evening, while four miles from Beaufort,

a nondescript animal was discovered about a

mile off, which had the appearance of a tremendous

Serpent floating on the water. Capt. Blankenship

took a view through his glass, and to satisfy

the passengers, ran a mile out of his course to get

a better sight of this wonderful creature. The

steamer ran within thirty feet of it, when it sank ;

but not until all on board had a full view of his 

serpentship. It was described to us as being from 125

to 150 feet in length, and portions above the water

appeared to be from eight to ten feet across. From

all accounts it must be the veritable Sea Serpent,

from off Nahant, who is spending the winter off

South for the benefit of his health

.—[Savannah Georgian, 14th.

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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