Rockport is final resting place for finback whale
Carcass draws crowds to rocky shore
Barring high tides with strong waves, the finback whale that washed up in Rockport could be the whale’s final resting and exhibition space: Town officials have decided to let it decompose naturally. The whale carcass, first seen floating in Boston Harbor more than two weeks ago, washed up Monday in a rocky area located between Long and Cape Hedge beaches. Getting any equipment there to bury it or remove it would be too difficult, officials say.