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Eastport, Maine: Big Fisherman and Fish

Near a ferry crossing to Canada stands the easternmost goofy statue in the U.S. -- a 12-foot-tall bearded old salt clutching a fish. Created for 2001 reality TV show "Murder in Small Town X."

51 Water St., Eastport, ME
Downtown, on the bay side of Water St. between Boynton and Key Sts.
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The big fisherman.

Big Fisherman and Fish

The fisherman has been given a new paint job, so that he is now wearing classic yellow rain gear.

[Patrick Southa, 10/07/2023]

The big fisherman and the cruise ship.

Big Fisherman and Fish

The Oceania Riviera cruise ship, behind the fisherman, has been docked in Eastport while not sailing because of Covid-19.

[ilze Balodis, 06/22/2020]

Fisherman statue.

Fisherman Statue

The statue has a nice dedication plaque at its base. Restored in 2005, it is in great shape and towers over the small park in downtown Eastport, next to the public docks. We visited during the annual Pirate Festival and someone had climbed up and attached a pirate patch on the guys left eye, but it still was an impressive figure.

[casaflamingo, 09/07/2014]

The Big Fisherman statue on parade.

Easternmost Fisherman Holding a Fish

This 12 foot tall fisherman was built as a prop for the Hollywood/FOX shooting of Murder in Small Town X in 2000. It was a miniseries. A whodunit of sorts, with ten contestants. The winner walked away with $100,000. The man who won was a fire fighter in New York City who later was killed when the twin towers fell.

The fiberglass fisherman was donated to the City of Eastport, and three years later it was sent to Nebraska to be refurbished. The statue made it back in time for the 4th of July Parade in 2005. It is now setting in its place on a pedestal at the city wharf.

[Patrick Keough, 07/18/2006]

Fisherman statue.

Easternmost Goofy Statue

The so-called "Easternmost Goofy Statue" of a fisherman in Eastport, Maine, was a prop created for the Fox TV series, "Murder in Small Town X," filmed in the area in 2001. The finale aired September 4 of that year, and sadly, the winner, Angel Juarbe, a New York firefighter, was killed a week later at the World Trade Center.

[Mark Bickford, 11/11/2005]

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