Image: Dead whale
Darryl Dyck  /  The Canadian Press via AP
A diver secures ropes around the carcass of a whale lodged at the bow of a Princess Cruise Lines ship in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday. The whale was discovered in Vancouver after the ship returned from Alaska.
updated 7/25/2009 9:44:56 PM ET 2009-07-26T01:44:56

A cruise ship arrived at the Port of Vancouver with a dead whale lodged in its bow.

The Princess Cruise Lines' Sapphire Princess was docked at the Canada Place terminal Saturday with the whale stuck to it. It wasn't immediately known when it arrived or when the collision occurred.

Some tourists visiting one of the city's most impressive downtown destinations took pictures of the whale. Several employees at Canada Place, home to the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Pan Pacific Hotel, also strolled over to stare at the animal.

The terminal that draws thousands of passengers travelling to Alaska every summer.

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