Whales Captured by Perrin and Moody

CAPTURE OF TWO WHALES IN THE WASH

The Wash seems to be coming a favourite resort for the monsters of the deep.

About three years ago, it will be remembered, a large whale nearly 50 feet in length, was captured immediately opposite Skegness, and exhibited on the sands for some weeks, thousands of people coming from all parts of the country to see it.

Early this (Thursday) morning Mr. Perrin, of the “Noah’s Ark” Gibraltar Point, and J. Moody, while out fishing at Gibraltar Point saw two whales of the bottle- nosed specie.

They gave chase to them and eventually succeeded in securing one of them taking it about a mile up the creek, the entrance to Wainfleet haven.

The other whale followed them, and was also eventually captured, both alive.
The larger one is about ten feet in length.

They have been purchased by the proprietors of the Skegness Baths where they are now on exhibition, and will no doubt prove very great attraction to the visitors and others.

Source: Skegness Herald 1890

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s