Bridgeport's Nathaniel Wheeler mermaid sculpture and fountain is located in a small triangular setting in the center of a 5-way intersection, where it was created in 1912. map
The fountain and statue were donated to the city by the children of Nathaniel Wheeler, who was a prominent industrialist and very active in city affairs. The entire sculpture was created by Gutzon Borglum, best known for his work on Mount Rushmore. He was the son of Danish immigrants, and it is interesting that he created this mermaid at the same time Edvard Eriksen created the famous Danish statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
The mermaid is rising out of the polished granite pool, and holds aloft a lamp in one hand while holding a baby in the other. Two dolphins swim at her tail.