Was there really a Great Sea Serpent of Cape Ann?

Sea_serpent_Cape_Ann_1639"They told me of a sea serpent, or snake, that lay quoiled up like a cable upon the rock at Cape Ann; a boat passing by with English on board, and two Indians, they would have shot the serpent, but the Indians dissuaded them, saying that if he were not killed outright, they would all be in danger of their lives..." --John Josselyn, 1638


"taken from life as appeared in Gloucester Harbour, August 23, 1817."

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