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Boothbay Harbor, Maine: Captain Brown: Giant Old Salt Fisherman

25 feet tall, probably the largest grizzled sea salt along the Maine coast. Standing since 1968. Inspired by the original Big Amos Amish man in Pennsylvania, and built by the same artist.

Browns Wharf Motel and Restaurant

121 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME
South of town on the bay side of Atlantic Ave., overlooking the parking lot of the Browns Wharf Inn and Restaurant.
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Old Salt Fisherman.

Captain Brown: Giant Old Salt Fisherman

Good food at the restaurant, very nice hotel.

[Barbara, 10/13/2020]

Fisherman in Santa cowl.

Captain Brown: Giant Old Salt Fisherman

Captain Brown is decorated for the holidays! December 2019.

[Greg Parsons, 12/10/2019]


Giant Old Salt Fisherman

I think this guy must be more like 30 or 35 feet tall, and not the 15 reported. I am 5-ft. 1-inch, and I reach about to his knee.

[Carol, 08/14/2017]

He's a giant!

Old sea salt statue.

Giant Old Salt Fisherman

Worth a drive around the bay to see this guy! Make sure you stop in the restaurant, you won't be disappointed! [Amanda, 02/02/2013]

He's the only giant in a rain slicker in the region.

Old Salt Fisherman

I grew up in Boothbay, and thought you might like to know "the secret of the fisherman." The locals know that his left thumb is positioned in such a way that, when you see his bold profile from the street side, the thumb looks like -- well, something else that Maine seamen are noted for.

[Mary Stevens, 04/29/2000]

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The Cribstone Bridge, Orr's Island, ME - 19 mi.

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