St. Germain, Wisconsin: Wacky Northwoods Fisherman Giant

Sculpted Disney-esque 12-foot-tall fiberglass giant grins goofily at the boot hooked on the end of his fishing pole. The business sells boat piers and docks.

Pier of d'Nort

6035 Hwy 70 E., St. Germain, WI
Pier of d'Nort. On the south side of Hwy 70, two miles east of the merge of Hwys 70 and 155 in St. Germain.
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Pierre of d' Nort statue.

Pierre of d' Nort Statue

Pierre of d' Nort is a wacky 12-foot-tall cartoon-style sculpture of a northwoods fisherman, sitting on a rock on an aluminum pier. The grinning giant has just caught a boot (a donated flight deck boot from a sailor who served on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier).

This fiberglass creation was custom-made over five years -- mostly on site, during slow winter months -- by Hollywood character artist Carl Surges, who is the owner of Pier of d'Nort Corp., which manufactures aluminum piers. Carl has crafted giant and miniature cartoon and character sculptures for Disney, Universal Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, Warner Brothers, and many others. showcases his works.

[Rich, 03/26/2015]

Carl Surges crafted the big King Kong that menaced visitors on the Universal Studios tour.

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