Searsport, Maine: Controversial Dead Seagull

Mounted 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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