email: roadarch@outlook.com

Whale Statues (page 2)

(hit "refresh" to get the most recent version of this page; click on photos for larger images)

La Baleine
Matane, QC
The La Baleine gift shop was built in 1963. These photos are from 2009. The statue has been repainted since then. For more, see this website. [map]

Seal and Whale
North Eastham, MA
Jonah's Whale [gone]
Rockaway Beach, NY
This Seal and Whale are located at Poit's Lighthouse Mini-Golf. This whale statue appears at a lot of old mini golf courses. Poit's opened in 1954. [map]

Jonah's Whale was built in 1960 for the Central Park Children's Zoo in Manhattan. When the old zoo closed in the 1990s, the whale was relocated to a traffic island in Queens. It was renamed "Whaleamina" and was the frequent target of vandals. These photos were taken in 2001. Around 2006, the whale was given a mosaic makeover. The statue was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Whale
Bar Harbor, ME
This Whale is located on the pier near the Bar Harbor Whale Museum. [map]

Killer Whale
Newport, OR
Killer Whale & Calf
Long Beach, WA
Gray Whale
Depoe Bay, OR
This Killer Whale statue in Newport is located at Aquarium Village. [map]

This statue of a Killer Whale & Calf in Long Beach appears to be made of fiberglass. [map]

This Gray Whale sculpture is located at a spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Whale watching is a popular activity in town. [map]

Gray Whale
Santa Cruz, CA
This Gray Whale statue is about 50 feet long. It is located next to the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History. It was designed by Larry Foster and fabricated by Al Hipkins. The statue was installed in 1982. Originally, the statue was hollow inside. After being climbed on and damaged, the statue as filled in with concrete around 2009. [map]

Gray Whale
Pacific Grove, CA
This concrete Gray Whale was installed in front of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in 1982. The 45 foot long sculpture was created by Larry Foster like the one above in Santa Cruz. This sculpture has been named "Sandy". For more, see this website. [map]

Gray Whales
La Jolla, CA
These bronze Gray Whales are part of a water fountain. They were created in 1996 by Randy Puckett and are entitled "The Legacy." They consist of a whale calf and an adult whale breeching and another whale's tail diving into the water. The tallest whale is nearly 40 feet tall. The sculptures are located at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. For more, see this website. [map]

More Whale Statues:
Whales (Tallahassee, FL)
Humpback Whale (Kihei, HI)
Willy the Whale Car Wash: 1, 2 (Rochester & Tonawanda, NY) [gone]
car wash (Oklahoma City, OK) [gone]
Killer Whales (Sekiu, WA)
Port Washington, WI [gone]
Whale of a Wash: 1, 2 [location unknown; gone] [International Fiberglass photos thanks Terry Nelson]
Whale of a Wash [location unknown]
Nullarbor, AU

Whales (page 1) Giant Animals Main Page

RoadsideArchitecture.com  
Copyright. All photos at this website are copyrighted and may only be used with my consent. This includes posting them at Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, other websites, personal use, etc.

Tips & Updates. If you have suggestions about places that I haven't covered, historical info, or updates about places/things that have been remodeled or removed, I'd love to hear from you: roadarch@outlook.com.