Monday, June 28, 2010

A Live Whale in Chicago??

There was a scheme to capture and drag a live whale to the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, known as the Chicago Columbian Exposition, where it was to be installed in a large tank to be viewed by the fairgoers. This strange story had it's origins in Provincetown, where Captain Amos Chapman was going to capture a whale live, then tow the creature through the St Lawrence River and 4 of the Great Lakes to Chicago.

Thankfully, he couldn't find (& capture) a whale in time.  Read this bizarre story in the Barnstable Patriot... Here.

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