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Rockport in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

André the Seal

Sculpture by Jane Wasey

 

—1978 —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, October 4, 2018
1. André the Seal Marker
Inscription. André was born on Robinson’s Rock in Penobscot Bay on May 16, 1961. Abandoned at birth, he was found, befriended, raised and trained by Harry Goodridge of Rockport, Maine. André is honorary harbor master of Rockport Harbor and is a celebrity of more than local renown. His antics have delighted people far and wide. André is a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the only species that occurs regularly in New England waters.
 
Location. 44° 11.174′ N, 69° 4.421′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Maine, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Pascal Ave. Touch for map. Statue is in Rockport Marine Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport ME 04856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rockport Lime Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); William Conway (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Schooner Grace Bailey / The Schooner Mercantile (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mount Battie Memorial Tower (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Regarding André the Seal. André (May 16,
André the Seal image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 4, 2018
2. André the Seal
Sculpture by Jane Wasey 1978
1961 – July 19, 1986) was subject of several books and movies


This small park is maintained by the Rockport Garden for the pleasure of the public.
 
Categories. Animals
 
Text on Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 4, 2018
3. Text on Sculpture
Rockport, ME image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 4, 2018
4. Rockport, ME
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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