Albert Doughty and Chester Black with beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927

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Albert Doughty and Chester Black with beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927

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Albert Doughty and Chester Black stand on the tail end of a whale carcass they have been cutting in order to separate the eight-foot tail from the whale's body.

Ropes have been secured around one of the flukes. Chester Black, most likely the man on the right, planned to have the tail stuffed and placed in his store at Island Point.

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About This Item

  • Title: Albert Doughty and Chester Black with beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald
  • 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, 2005.061.14638
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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