Reviving Andre the SealMay 8, 2018
Andre the seal was a very famous resident of Rockport harbor from 1961 through 1986, who wintered at the Boston Aquarium.
So famous, that he has a memorial sculpture at Rockport Marine Park, created by Jane Wasey in 1978.
I’m excited to have been selected to restore this tribute to a famous and much-loved resident.
See this article about the restoration in the Penobscot Bay Pilot. Formal approval by the Rockport Select Board is expected on Monday, May 14. The work is privately funded; fundraising is in progress.
For more on Andre, see:
- Article on newengland.com
- The PBS documentary “The Seal Who Came Home“, described in the Bangor Daily News.
- The book “A seal called Andre”
- A bit of controversy in The Washington Post
For more on how I do this kind of work, see the Special Services article on this website.