June 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, fishermen on the Seal Beach pier had a close encounter with a large California gray whale. Not only were the fishermen surprised by the whale spouting a large spray of water over them, but the whale also forced the anglers to take cover by rocking one of the pier pilings while attempting to scrape barnacles from his (or her) back.

After an hour, the friendly aquatic mammal swam out to sea, leaving the fishermen to their normal activities and with a (dare we write it?) whale of a tale to share. (Ouch, sorry.)

– Michael Dobkins

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