The World's Largest Lobster

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The World's Largest Lobster
World's Largest Lobster (statue).jpg
Artist Winston Bronnum
Year 1990
Type Concrete statue
Location Shediac, New Brunswick
Owner Town of Shediac
Winston Bronnum with his sculpture

The World's Largest Lobster (French: Le plus grand homard du monde) is a concrete and reinforced steel statue by Canadian artist Winston Bronnum. The statue is 11 metres long and 5 metres tall, weighing 90 tonnes.[1] The sculpture was commissioned by the Shediac Rotary Club as a tribute to the town's lobster fishing industry[2] The sculpture took three years to complete.[2] at a cost of $170,000.[3] It attracts 500,000 visitors per year.[2]Contrary to popular belief, this is not actually the "World's Largest Lobster" as that title goes to the Big Lobster statue in Rosetown, South Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Largest Lobster". Tourism New Brunswick. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Town of Shediac". Big Things. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Shediac's Lobster and Fisherman". CBC Digital Archives. Retrieved 3 July 2014.