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Lucy the Elephant - Elephantitis - Margate, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 19.247 W 074° 30.694
18S E 542102 N 4352488
Quick Description: Constructed in 1881, this 65-foot wooden elephant stand guard over the coastline of NJ, a sentinel for foreign invaders. Who wouldn't turn around and sail back home at the site of this gigantic monster!
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2009 12:07:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5WG3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 13

Long Description:

Not every town can boast a resident 65-foot wooden elephant. Lucy the Margate Elephant is the “largest elephant in the world” and is also the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the USA.

Lucy was designed by William Free of Phila. and was constructed in 1881 by J. Mason Kirby, at a cost of $38,000. She is 65 feet tall, with legs 20 feet high and 10 feet in diameter. Her body has a circumference of 80 feet; her head is 58 feet around.

Date the strip ran: 01/22/2004

Strip Name: Elephantitis

Location of item featured in the strip: Margate, NJ

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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