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Douglas, Georgia: Captain Muffler Man (In Transition)

Sported a yachting cap, languished in the woods for decades. Reported gone in 2010, rediscovered in 2024.

Along US Hwy 441.
In Transition

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Captain Muffler Man

The Captain Muffler Man's hat did survive; it was next to the statue. Joel Baker [of American Giants] recovered the hat and was able to find the Phillip 66 logo under the paint with the anchor on it. It had been a cut-down cowboy hat.

[Debra Jane Seltzer, 04/15/2024]

The statue was found abandoned in the woods, and we'd hastily surmised that the hat was missing.

In the woods.

Douglas, Captain Muffler Man

The long-missing Captain Muffler Man of Douglas has been found! It turns out that the giant was never actually in Douglas, but instead just south of Gray, Georgia, on Highway 129, at a small used car lot named Anchor Sales. The business was sold around 1998 and the new owners were not interested in the Captain, who was taken down and stored in the woods for the last 26 years. Rediscovered by Dave Distler, American Giants then retrieved the Captain in March. He is currently at Mark Cline's shop in Virginia for restoration, and will eventually stand at the American Giants Museum in Atlanta, Illinois, as a Phillips 66 Cowboy.

[Joel Baker, 03/29/2024]

Looks like his captain's cap did not survive the quarter-century campout.

Captain of Used Cars.

Captain Muffler Man

A recently discovered Muffler man in South Georgia, somewhere near Douglas.

[Laura Floyd, 07/12/2001]

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