“The Boothbay Whale”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: whale humorous talltale fishing


Lauding the clever fisherfolk of Boothbay. One-legged Skipper Jake sets out to catch a whale, even though it is too big for his boat. He jumps on the whale's back, sticks his peg in its blowhole, and causes it to blow out its brains as it tries to exhale


  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 399, "The Boothbay Whale" (1 text)
  2. BI, FSWB399A