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Subject: [GM-L] Egg Rock, Nahant, MA on the sea with sea serpents ! Nicely illustrated!
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 19:11:51 EDT
Egg Rock, Nahant, MA on the sea with sea serpents ! Nicely illustrated!
A great website chock full of history around the wonderful seashore off Lynn
And we can thank Joan Blaisdell who lives there at Lynn (lucky) and found
"The area around Egg Rock was one of many places along the New England coast
where there were reported sea serpent sightings through the centuries. A
chronicler of the 17th century, Obadiah Turner, reported that the local
Indians had sighted the serpent. "And ye Indians," wrote Turner, "doe say
they have manie times seene a wonderful big serpent lying on ye water, and
reaching from Nahantus to ye greate rocke wich we call birds Egg Rocke."
(see early etching of Egg Rock surrounded by huge sea serpents)
Egg Rock is in an unprotected location and is often battered by fierce wind
and waves, and is frequently icebound in winter. Alonzo Lewis, historian
of Lynn, described the island.......
History of Lynn by Lewis is at David Blackwells "Books Online" Pages