Bridgeport, Connecticut: Mermaid and Mer-Baby Team Field Report

753 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
West of downtown, at the intersection of CT-130/Fairfield Ave., Park Ave., and John St.
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Mermaid and Mer-Baby

Sculpted by Gutzon "Mount Rushmore" Borglum in 1913, a bronze mermaid -- technically a "sea nymph" -- holds aloft a globe lamp while clutching a mer-baby. Report... [01/11/2021]

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Mermaid and her mer-baby.

Mermaid Holds Lamp and Mer-Baby

The Mermaid fountain is in the middle of a busy intersection. It appears that visiting the fountain is discouraged because there is a sign saying "entrance by permit only," and there aren't any crosswalks to get to it. She and her baby are rather lovely. The placement must have originally made sense because Park Avenue leads down to Seaside Park on Long Island Sound.

[Annie, 01/11/2021]

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