Gloucester Fun Fact: The Infamous Sea Serpent

August 23, 2018 / Good to Know, History/Maritime

Since 1635, there have been sightings of a strange creature swimming in Gloucester Harbor. Hundreds saw it in the early 1800s, but local scientists could not classify it, and local fishermen didn’t recognize it. It was described as 100’ long, as big around as a barrel, with the head of a horse. Apparently peaceful, it was mostly interested in chasing herring. It hasn’t been spotted in the harbor in quite some time.