20 June 2012

Ahab Just Needed a Bigger Boat

Reported this day in 1936:


Rams A Whale In Mid-Atlantic

The Queen Mary, travelling at full speed, yesterday slashed her way through a whale estimated to measure 70 feet long.

A huge pool of blood showed up in the sea, but the Queen Mary experienced no shock.

From noon on Thursday to noon yesterday, the vessel covered 716 miles at 28.69 knots, compared with 747 miles at 29.88 knots on the similar period of her maiden voyage.

There have been rain squalls with mist, but the barometer is rising.

- The Western Morning News and Daily Gazette


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