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Title:
The great New England sea serpent : an account of unknown creatures sighted by many respectable persons between 1638 and the present day
Author:
O'Neill, J. P. (Junella Pusbach), 1958-
Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : Down East Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780892724611
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Book

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Is it a strange mammal related to the seals, a descendant of a prehistoric reptile, or a new, unidentified animal? Whatever it is, or was, the witnesses call it a sea serpent. Remarkably similar descriptions of a creature with a long body, undulating motion, and horse-sized, snake-like head have left a trail of clues and controversy going back three centuries. In "The Great New England Sea Serpent," J.P. O'Neill draws on the historical record as well as previously unpublished first-hand accounts to chronicle more than 230 sightings of the mysterious marine creatures inhabiting the Gulf of Maine.