May 2, 2000
The recent picture of a couple of dead whales being buried in the sand at Seal Beach reminded me of Bob Reed's whale. Many years ago, a dead whale washed ashore next to the Newport Pier. This was a big whale, Moby Dick's big brother. It made those two dead whales at Seal Beach look like minnows. Well, while the rest of us just looked at the big dead whale and the city began to figure just how to get rid of it, Bob Reed, a local businessman, got a bright idea.