A 4-ton, 20-foot killer whale became stranded at low tide in a cove leading from Blueberry Creek in the south end of Tenants Harbor on December 15, 1956. The Courier Gazette reported, “Children and grown ups alike took advantage to mount the killer whale’s back while camera shutters snapped.” The next morning at high tide, Hugo Lehtined and Allison Morris of Tenants Harbor, in a small boat with a seven horsepower motor, pulled the whale out to deeper water with some difficulty, including a Nantucket Sleigh Ride as known only by the whalers of old. The whale became stranded again that night on a different shore but was gone Monday morning.

 

Info from Courier Gazette
12/18/1956

Catalog Number LB2010.9.117573