Morehead City, North Carolina: Head of Woo Woo Harker

Woo Woo was a beloved sea fishing captain. His bronze head, with rope trim and a bell, faces the water, but drunks kept abusing it, so the town has secured the monument behind a seven-foot tall iron fence.
Address:
Evans St., Morehead City, NC
Directions:
South side of Evans St., along the waterfront, just west of 6th St.
Admission:
Free
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Behind Bars: The Head of Woo Woo Harker

Statue of a beloved fisherman. Bless his heart!

[Shannon, 08/05/2015]

The 2008 head sculpture is of a local sea captain who died in 2006. He's behind tall iron bars after incidents of vandalism demonstrated late night drunks' depraved indifference to the memory Woo Woo.

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