Men carrying a whale fin, Ragged Island, 1927

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Men carrying a whale fin, Ragged Island, 1927

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Captain William Sylvester (left) carrying the removed pectoral fin of a finback whale on Ragged Island. The whale was discovered by lobster fishermen after a storm washed it ashore near Orr's Island in February.

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  • Title: Men carrying a whale fin, Ragged Island, 1927
  • Creator: Portland Evening Express
  • Creation Date: 1927-02-23
  • Subject Date: 1927-02-23
  • Local Name: Ragged Island
  • Town: Harpswell
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.14632
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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