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Lucy the Elephant - Elephant Man - Margate, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 19.247 W 074° 30.694
18S E 542102 N 4352488
Quick Description: I love Lucy! Apparently, so does Bill Griffith, the creator of Zippy the Pinhead, who has had his beloved adventurer visit this huge elephant five times! Lucy is a major tourist attraction for the Margate shore area and a NRHP site, too!
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 10:41:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM5WMX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 12

Long Description:

Constructed in 1881, this 65-foot wooden elephant stand guard over the NJ shoreline, a sentinel ever searching for foreign armadas on the attack. What naval fleet wouldn't turn rudder and sail back home at the site of this gigantic monster!

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. The nearby water tower even has a picture of her painted on it (and yes it has been waymarked!).

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. She has also been moved from her original location. She was almost a heap of elephant skin at one time, but has since been fully restored and now stands protected by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Date the strip ran: 01/15/2001

Strip Name: Elephant Man

Location of item featured in the strip: Margate, NJ

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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