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Stingray fish in 1822

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August 10, 1822

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 10, 1822.
* A Stingray shocks man in Portland Maine ?

A pg. 2 report states that an individual from Portland ...took on one of the islands of that town, a Torpedo (Raja Torpedo) measuring nearly 18 inches in diameter. In securing it he received three electrical shocks....It is rare that these fish are found so far... northward. A torpedo is better known as a stingray. Other news of the day includes: "Health Of Our Cities" "President Of Hayti" and more. 4 pages in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War