The World's Largest Lobster
From atop its pedestal, the Giant Lobster Sculpture located in Rotary Park in Shediac is probably the most photographed tourist attraction in New Brunswick.
Shediac is recognized the world over as "The Lobster Capital of the World" for its lobster fishing industry. For that reason, in 1989 the Shediac Rotary Club thought it fitting to erect a monument in tribute of the delectable crustacean and promote its role in the development of our community.
The late Winston Bronnum from Penobquis, New Brunswick, was commissioned to create this magnificent showpiece.
The monument stands at 11 m (35 ft.) in length, 5 m (16 ft.) in width and 5 m (16 ft.) in height. Why is it called the World's Largest Lobster? Because the sculpture weighs around 90 tonnes; the lobster alone weighs 55 tonnes while the pedestal weighs around 35 tonnes. Situated at the entrance of town, this imposing masterpiece is definitely a focal point for the 300,000 visitors who flock to the area annually. A staircase was erected on the pedestal to allow visitors to climb up on the monument in order to have their pictures taken.
Restrooms available on-site. Souvenir shops nearby.