Nelson the One-Eyed Grey Seal

Nelson, the one-eyed grey seal who made Looe his home for about 20 years, is soon to be commemorated by a life size sculpture. Click the link to read more.

Looe’s own seal, Nelson, is being recreated in real bronze as a life-size sculpture by sculptor Suzie Marsh.

Nelson, the one-eyed Grey Seal made Looe harbour in Cornwall his home for over 20 years but died in 2003 leaving a hole in the hearts and minds of locals, tourists and fishermen alike.

The bronze sculpture will be unveiled by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the Pennyland Rocks in Looe harbour entrance at noon on Wednesday 28 May 2008.

It is hoped that the life-size sculpture of Nelson will provide Looe with an imposing outdoor work of art and help to evoke thoughts of the sea, fishing and wildlife that lives in and around Looe, St. George’s Island and Looe Bay.

Support has come from the Duchy of Cornwall, Looe Harbour Commission and Suzie Marsh who will sculpt Nelson for free. Grants have also come from Caradon District Council, Looe Town Council and various other donations including one from HRH The Prince of Wales Duke of Cornwall.

If you remember Nelson or have some photos you’d like to share, send them to us and we’ll add them to the galleries for all to see.

Visit the Nelson the Seal photos in the Looe Galleries now!

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