The city of St. Johns in Newfoundland is the easternmost city in North America. In 2006 the city the had a “Mermaids in the City” exhibit. These were some of the mermaids on display at the time. They are variations of the same basic mermaid statue, with unique colors and finishes. Most of the mermaid statues have since been sold, but a few remain in the city. map
The city of Beaufort in South Carolina did a similar exhibit called the “Big Swim”, based on a different mermaid figure. And the city of Norfolk in Virginia has more permanently adopted a mermaid as the icon and logo of the city, with many mermaid statues around town based on yet another mermaid shape, but with unique and colorful finishes.
And as shown on earlier pages, the capital cities of Helsinki in Finland, Copenhagen in Denmark and Warsaw in Poland have iconic mermaid statues that have all been in place for over 100 years and are an integral part of their cities’ cultures. Here’s to mermaids representing cities!
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 107 in the book about these mermaids.