00:00:00
/
00:00:00
 
Press Play to start audio

August 14, 2013

sperm-whale-on-the-beach-of-noordwijk-1614.jpglarge.jpg

Painting: Sperm whale on the beach of Noordwijk by Esaias van de Velde
Sperm whale on the beach of Noordwijk by Esaias van de Velde
Credit
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Just Another Fish Story

Produced by
Molly Menschel

In the 1990s, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with a surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.

As the 60-ton creature began to decompose, the town was forced to come up with a plan to get rid of it. In this story, the people of Lubec relive the burial of their giant visitor and, in doing so, tell us as much about the town as the whale.

Produced by Molly Menschel at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Music

"Crystal Ball" by Grimes

Tagged with
, and

You might also like…

More from Three Miles Under The Sea [8.14.2013]

Daily Story Update

Get daily updates and special announcements about The Story.
 

Produced by

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio 91.5 logo