Searsport, Maine: Controversial Dead SeagullMounted in an ornate frame, Alexander the seagull has been dead since 1854. He was displayed in a chowder house until 2016, where his presence ran afoul of the law. Now he's in a museum.
Penobscot Marine Museum
- Church St., Searsport, ME
- Downtown. From US Hwy 1 turn west onto Church St., then left into the museum parking lot.
- June-Oct. M-Sa 10-5 (Call to verify)
- Adults $8.
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