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A Whale Of A Story Floating Side Show Once Visited Sag Harbor

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A 70-foot embalmed finback whale was exhibited at Sag Harbor's Long Wharf in 1888.     COURTESY ESTATE OF GEORGE FINCKENOR

A 70-foot embalmed finback whale was exhibited at Sag Harbor's Long Wharf in 1888. COURTESY ESTATE OF GEORGE FINCKENOR

A 70-foot embalmed finback whale was exhibited at Sag Harbor's Long Wharf in 1888.     COURTESY ESTATE OF GEORGE FINCKENOR

A 70-foot embalmed finback whale was exhibited at Sag Harbor's Long Wharf in 1888. COURTESY ESTATE OF GEORGE FINCKENOR

An advertisement that appeared in the August 6, 1888 edition of The Sag Harbor Express for the whale exhibit.

An advertisement that appeared in the August 6, 1888 edition of The Sag Harbor Express for the whale exhibit.

authorStephen J. Kotz on Feb 19, 2020
Of all the attractions to be tied up at Long Wharf, from mega yachts to classic sailboats, it’s a safe bet that the giant finback whale that made an appearance... more

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