Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue.

Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue

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Annapolis, Maryland

Unveiled in 1999 to mark the centennial of the U.S. Navy's official involvement with submarines. Sculpted in bronze by artist P. Wegner, it shows the top half of an Earth globe, out of which erupts a Noah's Flood-size geyser of water. Riding atop the gusher plume like a surfboard is the front half of a submarine. Within the bow wave of the breaching sub are several porpoises apparently swimming for their very lives -- and the disembodied heads of a half-dozen oversized sailors with blank, unsettling faces.

Do they represent America's secret centennial strike force of submariner zombies? Flee porpoises, flee!

Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue

Fuller Rd, Annapolis, MD
On the northeast corner of where Blake and Buchanan Rds meet. US 50/301 on the south shore, exit onto Hwy 70/Rowe Blvd. Drive east to College Ave., turn left, drive three blocks, turn right onto King George St. Drive two blocks and turn left onto Buchanan Rd. The statue will be on the right, where the road veers left.
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