Whale Statues (page 2)

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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, and 3.

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

Gray Whale
Depoe Bay, OR
Killer Whale
Newport, OR
Killer Whale & Calf
Long Beach, WA
Killer Whale [gone]
Sarasota, FL
This Gray Whale sculpture is located at a spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Whale watching is a popular activity in town. [map]

This Killer Whale in Newport is located at Aquarium Village. [map]

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

This Killer Whale in Sarasota was located at Phillippi Creek Village. It had been there since at least 2007. It was gone by 2022.

Breaching Humpback Whales
Pacific Grove, CA
This Breaching Humpback Whales sculpture in Berwick Park was carved from two dying cypress trees by Jorge Rodriguez in 2016. [map]

Sperm Whale
Pismo Beach, CA
Killer Whale
Panama City Beach, FL
White Whale
Panama City Beach, FL
The concrete Sperm Whale was built from 1975-1976 by Donald E. Hedrick. It was originally located at The Whale's Tail restaurant in Pismo Beach. When the restaurant closed and the next tenant expanded in 2011, the statue had to be removed. It has been looking for a permanent home since then. It was installed at this corner in 2023. For more, see this website. [map]

This Killer Whale serves as the entrance to Big Willy's Surf & Swim. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

This White Whale is very similar to the Killer Whale. This Whale serves as the entrance to Moby Dick's Island souvenir shop. It has also been there since at least 2007. [map]

Tallahassee, FL
This front yard display of Whales was built as a place of peace after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There are four whales named Glory, Hope, Faith, and Grace and several dolphins. For more, see this website. [map]

Gray Whale
Santa Cruz, CA
This Gray Whale 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 Whales:
Humpback Whale (Kihei, HI)
Willie the Whale (Kokomo, IN) [map]
Ethyl the Whale (Santa Fe, NM)
Willy the Whale Car Wash (Rochester & Tonawanda, NY) [gone]
car wash (Oklahoma City, OK) [gone]
Whale Rock (Greenville, RI)
Killer Whales (Sekiu, WA) [map]
Port Washington, WI [gone]
Whale of a Wash: 1, 2, 3 [location unknown; gone] [International Fiberglass photos thanks Terry Nelson]
Whale of a Wash [location unknown]
Riviere du Loup, QC
Nullarbor, AU

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