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Lobster sculptures on the move: To be set up at prominent locations throughout the Municipality of Barrington


BARRINGTON, N.S. – The Municipality of Barrington’s 10 Canada 150 Lobster sculptures painted by local artists will soon be on the move to prominent locations throughout the municipality, creating a lobster trail for tourists and residents to travel and enjoy.

The planned locations include: Baccaro Lighthouse (pending approval from the Canadian Coast Guard), Barrington River, Municipal Administrative Centre, BMHS, Barrington Municipal Library, Island View Park by the Cape Sable Island Causeway, The Hawk, the Shag Harbour UFO Site and in the Town of Clark's Harbour, pending approval from the Town.

The tenth lobster sculpture will be used in the Visitor Information Centre and at specific community events.

It Takes Many Pieces is the title of the artwork on the lobster sculpture created by the 2018 graduating class at BMHS led by Melissa Strachan of Shelburne County Youth Health and Support Association. The sculpture was sponsored by RI Smith Lobster Co.
It Takes Many Pieces is the title of the artwork on the lobster sculpture created by the 2018 graduating class at BMHS led by Melissa Strachan of Shelburne County Youth Health and Support Association. The sculpture was sponsored by RI Smith Lobster Co.

Installing the six-foot tall sculptures will “a be a bit of a process,” said CAO Rob Frost.

“They will have to install concrete bases so they will probably start forming those in a few weeks,” he said. “Hopefully by the end of May some of them will be up.”

Since the lobster sculptures were unveiled in February as part of the South Shore Lobster Crawl, hundreds of people have visited the Municipal Center to view the art work. The lobster sculptures have also garnered attention on media platforms.

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