Two-digit Delaware tag fetches big money at weekend auction

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

  A two-digit Delaware tag sells for just over $280,000 at auction in Rehoboth Beach over the weekend. Emmert Auction sold the “37” tag to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. After 13 minutes of furious in-house and phone bids, the tag sold for $282,000. A matching trailer tag “T37” also sold separately for $7,750. Butch Emmert, Auctioneer and …

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Fin whale that died near Cape Henlopen will be autopsied

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Officials say it will be months before they know why a fin whale died near Lewes.   A 46-foot fin whale, dubbed Willy by locals, has died after being stranded and then beached near Lewes Thursday. The MERR Institute and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to reports of the endangered fin whale, or razorback, swimming inside …

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46-foot whale stranded during low tide near Lewes

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

A 46-foot finback whale got caught in low tide near Lewes. Photo by Cape Water Tours and Taxi   Lewes gets many different visitors during the summer, but this one may be the largest. A 46-foot fin whale was stranded inside the breakwater near the East End Lighthouse on Thursday morning, due to the low tide. Captain David Green with …