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
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.
The sculpture sustained heavy damage at one point, and has since been repaired and treated with a golden color.
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 106 in the book about this sculpture.