May 27, 1925
Crew of Beam Trawler Encounter Sea Serpent
Annually, form the watering places of the
south, come tales of sea-serpents, long, eel-like forms that wiggle themselves along the
coast, frightening sea-bathers and bringing out the curious.
Sunday the beam trawler Foam,
while working her way to Boston from the fishing grounds and when about 38 miles southeast
by south from Boston light, a monster, approximately 135 feet long, wallowing around just
a few yards away, appeared.
Capt. Doyle in describing the
sea-serpent, or whatever it was, said the it was longer than the beam trawler, had a head
like an eel, and he feared to tackle it so large and hideous looking was it.
For 20 minutes or more the monster sported
itself on the water, seeming to take great delight when the waves washed it lazily over
and over, and then it raised the head in air, showed a pair of eyes which struck terror to
the crew, and with a flop, dove beneath the water and failed to come up again.
Capt. Doyle said he had never
seen the like of it before, and was glad when it went out of sight, although for some time
after, he expected it to come to the surface again alongside of the craft.