Searsport, Maine: Alexander the Dead Seagull

Mounted in an ornate frame, Alexander has been dead since 1854. He was displayed in a chowder house until 2016, where his dead presence ran afoul of sanitary laws. Now he's in a museum.

Penobscot Marine Museum

Address:
40 E. Main St., Searsport, ME
Directions:
Downtown. From US Hwy 1 turn west onto Church St., then left into the museum parking lot. The seagull hangs above a desk in the corner of the Old Vestry building.
Hours:
June-Oct. M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
207-548-2297
Admission:
Adults $15.
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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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