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Statue repair: $10K-plus

August 26, 2013

Driving along Route 5 on Lake Shore Drive, motorists see a familiar statue. Since 1974 there has been a “Whispering Giant” statue....

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CadeFoster

Aug-26-13 10:50 PM

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225522

Aug-26-13 9:51 PM

Another black eye for the city. You can't think about maintence on an outdoor wood structure only every 10 years. Also, it is not in a good place. As for the TV receptoion: They are really working hard." Yeah for a grand a month they should be!

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hadenough

Aug-26-13 7:01 PM

Cade. If this art is so famous why did the city do nothing to preserve it for 11 years? Answer. Because it was a spur of the moment thing by the previous mayor. As for the clubs kicking in the money why should they? Take the statue and put it where the Neptune statue is. An enclosed area in Fredonia. At least Fredonia doesn't have Neptune sitting out in the elements. Perhaps Dunkirk should take a page out of Fredonia's ability to preserve a statue.

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Escapee

Aug-26-13 6:56 PM

That’s about what we pay to keep the county home government owned every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, no end in sight, forever. We could save this amount every day, and still be providing patient care every day, if we were willing to sell the home so that it was run privately and efficiently.

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joew

Aug-26-13 6:32 PM

Cade-approach the City Council about adopting it,you know like stretches of roads.

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concerned

Aug-26-13 6:24 PM

Why not hit up the local tax exempt clubs to fix and enclose it????

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popawheelie

Aug-26-13 4:41 PM

as a young boy I watched him carve it around the corner from pizza kings I think its a part of the town. fedup is right though put it by the boardwalk or some where people go. creat a area for it and neptune.

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CadeFoster

Aug-26-13 2:11 PM

I would be more than happy to own it. But it s not for sale,or did you dream that scenario up in your small head.

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Santora

Aug-26-13 11:17 AM

@CadeFoster....me too maybe even #200.That guy Peter Toth carved one in very state and Dunkirk represents New York.Google Peter Wolf Toth and read about his doings. If the City would have done simple non-expensive preventative maintenance this issues would have been non-exist.

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commentor

Aug-26-13 11:15 AM

cadef.....if you are so hot on the statue buy it. Draws tourists??? That's funny. I agree with Phil use it for fire wood.

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joew

Aug-26-13 10:43 AM

Had enough you are absolutely right about the neglect part. You don't wait 11 years to maintain and preserve wood.

Phil you are right about the Neptune fountain.

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FedUpTaxpayer

Aug-26-13 10:07 AM

I guess the disturber won't let me say D-am!

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FedUpTaxpayer

Aug-26-13 10:06 AM

Move it next to the Boardwalk market at the pier so people can see the****thing up close and attract tourist. Then add a donation box.

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CadeFoster

Aug-26-13 9:17 AM

And yes , hit me up for a donation. I will put in $100.00

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CadeFoster

Aug-26-13 9:16 AM

How sad are we to say lets use this for firewood. what a shame the people are so short sighted. this is art and is famous, it does bring tourist dollars to this area. We really do need to have a glass enclosure to help protect it thought.

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hadenough

Aug-26-13 9:08 AM

$10,000. Where is that money going to come from? Any person living in Dunkirk, except for elected officials know that annual preventative maintenance is needed to prevent deterioration. Especially those structures and statues located next to the lake. Do as Phil says use the statue for firewood and be done with it. In a couple of years there will be no one to see it anyway. The bushes are taller than the statue.

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PhilJulian

Aug-26-13 8:42 AM

For ten tousand bucks you could get a real indian to stand there! Sell the statue for firewood and replace it with The king Neptune fountain placed in the center of the war memorial in the park. If the Historical Society won't cooperate - cut off their funding.

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