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Prospect Harbor, Maine: Big Jim the Fisherman

Big Jim, also known as The Stinson Man, is a 40-foot-tall metal cutout of a New England fisherman in a yellow slicker. Currently holds a lobster trap; formerly held a giant sardine tin that welcomed motorists to "Vacationland and Sardineland."

Maine Fair Trade Lobster

200 Main St., Prospect Harbor, ME
Stinson Seafood Co. South of Gouldsboro around a half-mile on Hwy 186/Main St., on the east side. Difficult to spot if you're driving north.
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Big Jim.

Big Jim the Fisherman

Big Jim has had a makeover -- he now holds a lobster cage!

[Amanda, 06/10/2013]
Big Jim the Fisherman

Prospect Harbor - "Big Jim" at the Stinson Canning Company, Rt. 186, Prospect Harbor. This is a huge, maybe 40-50 foot tall metal cutout of a fisherman in yellow oil clothes, holding a sardine can-shaped sign. It's been there at least 30 years. It was made out of wood until the 80s, when we had a big storm, and the lower half (i.e. the pants) blew off. That went down in history. We were worried they'd take it down when the Stinson family was bought out, but it's still there.

[Mary Mattila, 07/03/1998]

Big Jim earns credit because of his bigness, but 2-D is just not as spectacular as 3-D.

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