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Hancock, Maine: Large Fiberglass Lobster

A statue prominently placed to attract Route 1 travelers. Red and shiny, as if it had just been boiled in a big pot.

792 US Hwy 1, Hancock, ME
On the north side of US 1, just east of its intersection with Hwy 182, in front of a seafood restaurant.
Visible seasonally. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Lobster attacking boat.

Giant Lobster Attacking Boat

Great photo opportunity with Maine's favorite crustacean! Ruth and Wimpy's Restaurant features a statue of a giant lobster attacking a lobster boat in front of the building.

[Jen B, 07/05/2016]

Big lobster.

Large Fiberglass Lobster

Wilbur has been refreshed. He has been painted, the base has been painted blue and he is now perched behind a lobster boat.

[Jane Rohan, 07/13/2012]

Big lobster statue.

Big Fiberglass Lobster

The big lobster still provides photo opportunities in Hancock.

[Darrell Hensdale, 09/15/2009]

Lobster statue.

20-ft. Fiberglass Lobster

You really should consider the 20-ft. fiberglass lobster ("Wilbur," I think) happily sending his fellow lobsters to the dinner plate. This lovely roadside work of art is located in Hancock, Maine, near the junction of Rt. 182 and US 1, at the Tideway Motel/Ruth and Wimpy's Kitchen. It has been in town as long as I can remember and has always struck me as pretty insane. It will probably be wrapped in tarps until at least Memorial Day.

[Mary Mattila, 04/12/1997]

September 2009 - photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ray Murphy's Chainsaw ArtRay Murphy's Chainsaw Art, Hancock, ME - < 1 mi.
Pet Sematary Movie HousePet Sematary Movie House, Hancock, ME - 4 mi.
The Great Maine Lumberjack ShowThe Great Maine Lumberjack Show, Trenton, ME - 4 mi.
In the region:
Colonel Buck's Cursed Tomb, Bucksport, ME - 23 mi.

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