Giant Lobster and Fisherman of Shediac, New Brunswick
Shediac is renown for its lobster. The Shediac Rotary Club decided that they should pay tribute to this crustacean, the mainstay of the town's economy for many years, by erecting a monument to the Town's mascot and logo, as well as a means of promoting the tourism industry. The sculpture took three years to complete at a cost of $170,000. It attracts over 500,000 visitors per year.
There is a plaque at the base of the lobster that reads: "The World's Largest Lobster" "Commissioned by the Shediac Rotary Club, the World's Largest Lobster was created and constructed by the late Winston Bronnum (notable animal sculptor) of Penobsquis, New Brunswick. The sculpture, which is made of reinforced concrete and steel, measures 10.7 meters in length and 5 meters in height and took 3 years to complete. This masterpiece weighs 50 metric tons and rests on a 32 metric ton pedestal. Sculpture unveiled June 30th, 1990."