Camden, Maine: Controversial Dead Seagull

Mounted in an ornate frame in a restaurant, Alexander the seagull had been dead for 150 years before he ran afoul of an obscure federal law that almost had him banished -- but the town rallied to save him.

Cappy's Chowder House

Address:
1 Main St., Camden, ME
Directions:
Cappy's Chowder House, Downtown, on the east side of US Hwy 1/Main St., at the corner of Bay View St.
Hours:
Summer months. (Call to verify)
Phone:
207-236-2254
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Feds Bless Migratory Path for Dead Seagull

For the past two decades the big attraction at Cappy's Chowder House in Camden, Maine, has been a big, dead seagull, under glass in a gilded Victorian frame several feet tall. The greater black-backed gull, which hung on a wall in the upstairs dining room, resembles a profile of an Indian chief, with its feathers flattened around its body like a halo.... [12/10/2006] Complete News Story

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