Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

The World’s Largest Lobster

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As we made our way from Hopewell Cape, NB to Cavendish, PEI we made a short stop in Shediac (recognized the world over as “The Lobster Capital of the World”) to play with the world’s largest lobster.

The World’s Largest Lobster 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. Because the sculpture weighs around 90 tonnes; the lobster alone weighs 55 tonnes while the pedestal weighs around 35 tonnes.

The sculpture was commissioned by the Shediac Rotary Club as a tribute to the town’s lobster fishing industry. The sculpture took three years to complete and attracts 500,000 visitors per year.

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One thought on “The World’s Largest Lobster

  1. How cool is that?! I had my first lobster roll in Shediac! I hope you are eating lots of seafood!!! Your photos are absolutely stunning and I’m thoroughly enjoying hearing all about your trip! I didn’t realize you took your drone with you – I thought the video was stupendous!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Your family is very photogenic! 🙂

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