Shediac - Worlds Largest Lobster
Posted by: Arvense
N 46° 13.101 W 064° 33.333
20T E 380025 N 5119484
Quick Description: Worlds Largest Lobster in Shediac, NB
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 7:27:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM488X
The Giant Lobster sculpture is nestled in Rotary Park situated in THE LOBSTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, Shediac, New Brunswick.
As Shediac is world renowned for its lobster fishing, processing plants, live-lobster tanks, and famous Lobster Festival, in 1989 the Shediac Rotary Club decided to create a monument that would promote one of the area's main resource.
An artist was consulted to evaluate the possibility of creating a sculpture that would depict a lobster. After drawing various designs which reflected the precise real-life measurements of a typical lobster, the artist then proceeded to erect a "papier maché" replica of the monument. The same process was used to create the fisherman, proportionate to a human being measuring 6 feet. Mr Winston Bronnum, originally from Penobsquis, N.-B. was a very conscious artist. It was mandatory for him to reproduce this wonderful shellfish without modifying a single thing.
The Giant Lobster measures 11 metres(35 ft) in lenght, 5 metres(15 ft) in width and stands a 5 metres(16 ft) in height. Why is this THE WORLD'S LARGEST LOBSTER? Because it weighs approximately 90 tonnes (55 tonnes for the lobster and 35 tonnes for its pedestal).
The Giant Lobster is located in Rotary Park where it figures as a focal point at the town's entrance. Knowing this masterpiece would attract a large number of people (300,000 annually), stairs on the pedestal were specially designed to accommodate visitors.
Logging Instructions: Take a photo of yourself with the lobster!
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]
Hours of Operation:
Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes
Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only
The attraction’s own URL: Not listed
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