Lobsterman gets a new spot

Sometimes you have to change fishing grounds, and in this case a new dock.

The Maine waterman, nicknamed the Lobsterman, has been moved as part of the new SW Waterfront from Sixth and Waters Sts. to the Fish Market at 11th and Maine Sts. It looks like they just lifted the statue and boulder from the previous spot and dumped it on the new grounds, though the old plaque wasn’t around. It’s all part of the ongoing building in the area.

Sculptor Victor Kahill modeled the bronze sculpture atop a Maine granite boulder after a real waterman – H. Elroy Johnson, who died in 1973 just one year after being used for the statue. Three copies were made and the one at the Maine State Museum and Library was transferred to Washington in 1983.

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