Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Swordfish off Kent coast

The Illustrated News Vol 1 1842, reported that a swordfish, measuring sixteen-feet long, and five-feet in girth, was taken off the coast at Deal. The fish weighed in at 200lbs and sold to a Mr Sweeting of 159 Cheapside, London for £5.00. He in turn offered it to the British Museum for 20 guineas.