Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lobsterman Statue

The Lobsterman (as in someone who catches lobsters for a living, not a half-lobster and half-man superhero) statue at the corner of Middle and Temple Streets in the Old Port. Per this interesting read on the city website, the statue was commissioned for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The Portland copy has been here since 1977 and other copies of this statue exist in Washington, D.C. and in Augusta, Maine. You can learn more about this piece in-person at 5:30pm on Friday, December 7th as part of the "Art in Our Front Yard" series.


  1. I'm so glad you posted this, and promoted this event. I'm glad to see the public art committee doing things like this, and getting involved in the First Friday festivities.

  2. Damn! Now I'm thinking Portland needs a a half-lobster and half-man superhero! Or at least a statue of one! Come on artists of Portland, get on that!