I've walked by this Portland monument on the corner of Temple and Middle, hundreds of times by now. And you know what? I can't say that I've ever really given much thought to it's origin.

I certainly don't mean to be disrespectful. I've just always figured that it was a perfectly natural statue to be on display in a city where tourists flock year after year, in search of the perfect lobster roll.

So I guess that even though I've taken it for granted all this time, I've also marveled at how realistic it looks. You know. Many statues we see are standing up or sitting in a big fancy chair.

I like how this statue of the Maine Lobsterman is crouched down and tending to a claw. He's too busy at work to be bothered by any of the passersby.

I've often wondered about the history behind it. Who created it? When was it made? Was it made in the likeness of a real guy? What's his name? Well my friend, the answers to those questions and more are all answered for us in the latest episode of Welcome To Maine.

It's great to see that Troy and Mark are back to teach us a few things and make us laugh too. This is the special kind of local comedy that we are more likely to get, rather than the people who don't live here. You know...those folks 'from away.' Not that there is anything wrong with those folks.

See, it's a Maine thing. That being said, the reason we love the Welcome To Maine series so much is owed to the fact that it's created by two talented guys from here who also happen to be wicked friggin' funny. They get us, because there are us.

Let's find out all about the Portland's Lobsterman statue with Troy and Mark.

You'll also learn what kind of statue they imagine for themselves.

HINT: Marks crazy-eyes could be very useful in helping to tell time.

And oh yeah watch this till the very end so you don't miss the signature nut tap.

Ian Stuart and James Theberge can be found in Portland performing live stand-up comedy for social distanced audiences at Stroudwater Distillery on Thompson's Point.  The shows are on Thursdays at 7pm and ya gotta make a reservation.

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