We saw our first whales in Massachussets Bay, some 20 miles offshore Boston, in July. A pair, consisting of a very large one (as large as Peregrinus?) and a smaller one, they were going in our same general northward direction; they came from behind on starboard, crossed right by our stern on port, and passed us; so awed we were, there was no thought of grabbing a camera.
Our second sighting happened in the middle of the Bay of Fundy, en route from Annapolis Royal to Musquash Harbour. This whale was much smaller, measuring perhaps 20 feet. We first heard its breathing, and then we saw it come up a couple more times, as it chose to ride in formation next to us, before it submerged and went away.