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Five Issues of the "Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot" August-September, 1819, Following the Progress of the Recently-Sighted Sea Serpent.
Folio. Issues of August 21, 25, 28, September 1 and September 5, 1819. [42247]The serpent was first sighted on August 16, off Nahant, Mass. What's unusual about these reports is that they are not one-off instances of nut -job hysteria, but narratives of many people - including scientists, professional seamen, and clergymen - who saw and described the creature. Thus, this serpent of 1819 is one of the more credible monsters to have been witnessed. These reports follow its progress from Nahant to Gloucester Harbor, which was the scene of the most detailed and lengthy sightings. The final report, in the September 4 issue, is from the commander of a naval vessel to Commodore William Bainbridge. The naval schooner "Science" had been dispatched to investigate the incident, and one Wm Malone and naval chaplain Cheever Felch give a detailed account and description. Five issues, evenly tanned, in good condition.
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