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title White Gold and Train Oil: The Walrus on P.E.I.
creator Hogan, Geoff
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The year is 1500; the place, somewhere along the north shore of what will later be called Prince Edward Island. You hear them first, as you walk over the towering sand dunes towards the sea. The sounds from the beach rise and fall, a cacophony of muffled roars and growls interspersed with moments of silence. Then, as you crest the last of the dunes, you see them. Stretching for perhaps a quarter of a mile along the shore, from the water's edge to the base of the dunes, a herd of enormous creatures have gathered. Their bulk intimidates: twice as long as a man, ten times as heavy. They are packed closely together, each using the other's bulk for pillow or back rest. They squabble and jostle, jabbing with glistening tusks to claim a comfortable position on the sand. They are walrus.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1986
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-264
source 20
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title White Gold and Train Oil: The Walrus on P.E.I.
creator Hogan, Geoff
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The year is 1500; the place, somewhere along the north shore of what will later be called Prince Edward Island. You hear them first, as you walk over the towering sand dunes towards the sea. The sounds from the beach rise and fall, a cacophony of muffled roars and growls interspersed with moments of silence. Then, as you crest the last of the dunes, you see them. Stretching for perhaps a quarter of a mile along the shore, from the water's edge to the base of the dunes, a herd of enormous creatures have gathered. Their bulk intimidates: twice as long as a man, ten times as heavy. They are packed closely together, each using the other's bulk for pillow or back rest. They squabble and jostle, jabbing with glistening tusks to claim a comfortable position on the sand. They are walrus.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1986
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-264
source 20
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.