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Giant Fish
Burney, CA
This Giant Fish is made of recycled metal. It is located on a corner with no marker. Does anyone know the history of this sculpture? [map]

Spitting Fish
Austin, CA
This Spitting Fish was built by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. "The Big One" was originally installed on the roof of "The Big One" restaurant. In 1993, the Hula Hut moved into the space and installed the fish in the river next to the outdoor dining tables. For $2, diners can watch the fish spit water. For more, see this website.

Giant Fish
Atlanta Fish Market
Atlanta, GA
The Giant Fish was created in 1995 by Martin Dawe and Randy Blain. It stands at the entrance to the Atlanta Fish Market, a seafood restaurant. This salmon sculpture is 65 feet long and weighs 50 tons. It is made of solid copper and steel and is the largest fish sculpture in the world. In December, it wears a Santa hat. For more, see this website. This fish reminds me of Frank Gehry's Fish Dance Restaurant in Kobe, Japan which was built from 1986-1989. [map]

Lou T. Fisk
Madison, MN

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2011:
Lou T. Fisk is a 25 foot long lutefisk. He was produced by FAST and has been here since 1983. He was originally installed on a travel trailer and used in parades. The statue was restored in 2003. In 2008, Lou was knocked off his foundation by a severe storm. In 2009, the statue was reinstalled. [map]

Giant Fish
Richland, WA
These Giant Fish are located at the playground in Howard Amon Park.

Charlie the Tuna
Charleston, OR
Gil
Sekiu, WA
Rosie
Sekiu, WA
Gil
Sekiu, WA
The original Charlie the Tuna statue was installed in Charleston in 1968. It was carved from wood and about eight feet tall. In 2008, the statue was stolen and destroyed by vandals. This replacement statue was built in 2009. This statue's fins have springs which make the statue appear to wave in the wind. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The wood carved statues of Gil and Rosie represent walking fish. I believe the statues were built in 2005 as mascots for the annual Clallam Bay-Sekiu Walk for Life. The second statue of Gil is probably more recent. It is located in front of the Olson's Resort restaurant. [Rosie map]

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