Whale washed up on the Mersea beach. One of the 25ft whales washed up on Mersea Island 30 July 1939. Seen by Mr Lungley, it looked like an overturned boat with people clinging to it. He went out in his motor-boat to the rescue. Another whale floated up to the Hard. Both were dead. Douglas Went postcard. 
Cat1 Mersea-->Events Cat2 Mersea-->Beach Cat3 Natural History

Whale washed up on the Mersea beach. One of the 25ft whales washed up on Mersea Island 30 July 1939. Seen by Mr Lungley, it looked like an overturned boat with people clinging to it. He went out in his motor-boat to the rescue. Another whale floated up to the Hard. Both were dead. Douglas Went postcard.
Date: 30 July 1939      


Photo: Ron Green Collection - Douglas Went
Image ID RG11_235
Category 1 Mersea-->Events
Category 2 Mersea-->Beach
Category 3 Natural History

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.