Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 24th, 2011
May 25, 1931
BOSTON, May 25 (AP) – Captain Roy Marden of the Gloucester fishing schooner
Catherine Burke reported today that he sighted a sea serpent 20 miles east
of Boston lightship on May 18 as his vessel moved out to Georges Banks.
The monster was described by Captain Marden as about 50 feet in length, with
a head resembling that of a horse, a black smooth body and a tail like that
of a shark. It moved at a speed of about seven miles an hour, he said.
Thanks to Jerome Clark.