We clearly weren't the only ones recalling Humphrey the humpback whale while a mother and calf were swimming up the Sacramento River. On May 17 the San Francisco Chronicle looked back on the turbulent mid-80s when an amiable whale successfully returned to the sea after becoming famous and boosting local business in the Bay Area.
Our favorite part of the story: "A TV anchorwoman wrote a kids book about the whale. (It was selling Wednesday on Amazon.com for 40 cents.)"
As of today, you can get a used copy of Humphrey the Lost Whale by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall on Amazon for $1.86, or a brand-spanking new copy for SRP $9.99 anywhere and everywhere books are sold.