We didn’t operate any Whale Watch Cruises on Tuesday, so instead of a recap of our sightings, here’s an interesting story…
Two days after he went missing, the crew on The Star of the East killed a Sperm whale, and lo and behold – they found Bartley in the whale’s stomach! Supposedly, Bartley was a “raving lunatic” for several weeks, but then recovered enough to remember the experience – enough that he was able to make a modest living traveling with an exhibit of a stuffed Sperm Whale. Bartley claimed his skin appeared the way it did due to permanent damage caused by the whale’s gastric juices during the two days he spent inside the whale’s stomach.
Even James’ wife claimed the story was “a good yarn”.