Traverse City, Michigan: Man Made of Canoes

The vaguely human "River Guardian," 12 feet tall with stubby canoe shoulders, was created by Dewey Blocksma in 1999.

Address:
202 E. Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI
Directions:
From US-31/E. Grandview Pkwy turn south at the Chamber of Commerce onto N. Cass St. Drive about 100 feet. The sculpture is on the left, next to the river.
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Canoe Man.

Man Made of Canoes

This is a statue of a man made of canoes. It is in downtown Traverse City, by the Boardman River.

[Jamie Gebauer, 08/27/2021]

"River Guardian," 12 feet tall, was created by Dewey Blocksma in 1999. In addition to the canoes (which are not all that big), its eyes are made of seashells, and its head is a block of river driftwood.


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