Martin the Bear.

Martin the Bear

Field review by the editors.

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Despite his playful attire of painted-on socks and a sports jersey, Martin is a Frankenstein's monster of a bear. Nine feet tall, Martin was built of concrete and steel in 1975 by T.J. Neil, who also made statues for local mini-golf courses. Martin weighs five tons. Someone once tried to steal him by wrapping a cable around the bumper of their truck. The thieves fled, unsuccessful, leaving behind the stoic hunchback bear and the bumper.

Martin the Bear

Yarmouth Country Cabins

Address:
878 MA-28, South Yarmouth, MA
Directions:
On the north side of Hwy 28/Main St., set back in the trees at Yarmouth Country Cabins.
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