The Rotary Club of Salt Spring Island commissioned this 8′ bronze mermaid statue named Nerissa by sculptor Thomas Richard McPhee, completed in April 2001.   It sits in the Rotary Marine Park near the Ganges harbour. ( map )

Ganges Mermaid

Ganges Mermaid by sculptor Thomas Richard McPhee. Donated by Rotary Club of Salt Spring Island.

The inscription reads “Service Above Self”, the motto of the Rotary Club.   The significance of the sea astrolabe in the mermaid’s right hand is not known at this point.

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