No whale of a tail here, on September 4th, I was amazed to see a Humpback whale in the water off Milton Point in Rye. The boat owners and sailors whom I spoke with were saying that this was an awesome sight. Over the past 2 weeks dozens of boaters have seen this magnificent creature swimming around the western Long Island Sound. The first report was back on August 31st off Milford, Ct. By September 4th the whale was off Milton Point and within a day fishermen spotted the whale off Execution light. Two days later a boater said they saw it by Stepping Stones. By Saturday September 12th, boaters were seeing the once whale once again off Mamaroneck. Fisherman have been saying that Long Island Sound is loaded with baitfish and the whale is down here to feed on them. So if you see our friend please watch your propellers, don’t get too close and let us know where you saw the whale.
Adult Humpback whales can grow from 39-50 feet and they can weigh up to 79,000 pounds. Please see Wikipedia Humpback Whale