Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

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The World’s Largest Lobster

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.