Sag Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
15 Mar 1882
Tug boat Fanny Sprague, Sag Harber. Captain Joshua B. Edwards threw the fatal harpoon.
Ten Pound Book Company, Maritime List 174, item 44, Dec 2007: 44. Ephemera. "HISTORY OF THE RIGHT WHALE." This is a folding advertisement printed on blue stock in black and gold. It opens to 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. "This great monster of the deep was captured March 15th, 1882, by Capt. Gilbert H. Payne and crew, of the Tug Boat Fanny Sprague, of Sag Harbor. The capture of the whale was at the risk of a half-dozen men's lives, who fought bravely to get their prize... After losing one boat, they were picked up by the Tow Boat. Cap. Joshua B. Edward threw the fatal harpoon and killed it." The other half of the card gives a description of the whale. The managers were S.M. and P.L. Van Ness. They planned to exhibit the monster "throughout the United States" presumably in the winter. Admission, according to the front of the card, was ten cents. The back of the card is an advertisement for Higgins' laundry soap. Few small marks on the back, else VG. Rare and attractive. $250 See Illustration.
Record Last Modified:
24 May 2019
Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Mammalia Mammalia Cetacea Cetacea Balaenidae Balaenidae