Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 2nd, 2010
Gloucester Sea Serpent
Does anyone know of this book? Have it in your collection?
Vol 4 no 42, 1849 July 7, page 330
Sea Serpent Book.
Mr. John Bartlett of Cambridge Mass., has in the course of publication a book on the Sea Serpent. this work will contain a story of the monster and all about his swallowing a man, and also about his visit to Nahant, Gloucester and other places, together with all that is known on the subject of sea serpent by all the Savants in the world. The work will be illustrated with cuts, in which his head will be visible a long ways above the water. The price is only 37 1/2 cents.
Thanks to J, Brænne for the item.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.