Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item SMA_SR-2015-022 - Newspaper Article - 2 January 1914 - reference to Chinese

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Newspaper Article - 2 January 1914 - reference to Chinese

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA SMA SMA_SR-2015-022

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

Sidney and Islands Review, "The 'Whale' Came Back", 2 January 1914, Page 1.

"The 'Whale' Came Back
Some two or three weeks ago while out in his launch, Mr. F. Warrington discovered a huge dead black fish, or, as they are sometimes called, sulphur belly, floating in the water just outside the boom of the Canadian Southern Lumber Company. He attached a rope to the corpse and drew it up on the beach at the top of Second street. Of course a great many visitors wended their way to the beach to have a look at Mr. Warington's 'whale.' There it lay for several days while the owner tried to dispose of the carcas to Victoria dealers.
He was not successful and as a result the 'whale' was becoming a whale of a load on his hands, owing to the gentle odor it was beginning to throw off. How to dispose of it -- that was the question. After talking to a Chinaman who lives on an island close by for several hours he finally convinced the Celestial that there was several hundred dollars to be make out of the carcas by boiling it down for oil. The Chinaman took the bait and accordingly attached a line to the 'whale' and towed it to his island home. It must have been too strong even for him so he cut it loose and allowed it to drift out to sea again. Evidently the tide was setting in the right direction at the time as once more the huge dead fish was washed up on the beach close to Sidney and in front of Mr. R.G.R. McKenzie's residence. Mr. McKenzie immediately got busy on the telephone and, after a lengthy debate, finally convinced Mr. Warrington that the whale belonged to him and urgently requested him to move it at once, as its presence in that vicinity could be almost felt, by this time. A lasso was accordingly thrown over the huge head and once more it tow of a launch it wended its way seaward. We wonder if it will come back."

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Transcription from scan of original by Brad Morrison, 2015


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object metadata



Media type





993.1 KiB


September 27, 2015 10:40 AM

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres