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NEW HOME - Fisherman statue gets a welcome
The Vancouver Sun: Tues., May 26, 1971
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Fisherman statue gets a welcome

Sun Staff Reporter

NORTH VANCOUVER -Stanley Park's banished Spear Fisherman statue appears to have found its place in the sun at last.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, district council agreed to take the statue and place it in Cates Park here.

Council also agreed to assume the $150 transport costs of the 600-pound cement and polyester statue, which sculptor Gerhard Juchum tried vainly to don ate to the city of Vancouver for two years.

Mayor Ron Andrews read a letter from Juchum asking that the district to take his statue, which he erected without permission last month near Third Beach in Stanley Park.

It is understood that Juchum has also made similar applications to Port Hardy.

Once the district parks department gets in touch with Juchum and arrangements have been made, the statue will be moved.

After the statue was put up in Stanley Park, the Vancouver park board told Juchum to remove it. When he didn't, the statue was taken to the works yard near the rose garden, where it remains.