Dead whale lodges on harbor island
Sea may reclaim 55-foot finback
The largest piece of driftwood in Boston Harbor – a 55-foot long finback whale – came to rest Tuesday on a stretch of rocks on the southwest corner of Rainsford Island. This may or may not be the final resting place of the only whale to die in Boston Harbor in at least a generation or two. Once there, it did what dead whales do as well as anything – it let off a stink that could be bottled and used as a weapon.