Lovecraftian Short Story

Aira Seeker

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Many years ago I read a short story that struck me as very Lovecraftian. After an earthquake or storm some (sailors? fishermen?) find a small island that seems to have risen from the seabed - covered with seaweed etc. On the island there's a (cave? temple? structure?) in which they find what they first think is a statue, then realize it is a person turned to stone. One of them looks into its eyes and sees an image etched into the back of its eye of a Cthulhu-like creature, the sight of which apparently petrified him.
Does anybody recognize the story? Perhaps one that HPL ghost-wrote?
Thanks for any assistance.
 

Robert Zwilling

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Dagon. The island was covered with very mucky, icky, stinky seaweed. Its one of the first short stories that got published. He wrote it in 1917, though he had written quite a bit before then.
 

Aira Seeker

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Thanks, Robert Zwilling and hitmouse. I just re-read Dagon, and the story I remember was obviously inspired by it. I'll keep looking.
 

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