Gold Star Town of Upsala, Ontario

Fish (Waldo The Great)

Waldo - Postcard
Designer: John Bouchard

When Built: 1997

Dimensions:
Height: 4 Feet (1.2 Metres)
Length: 12 Feet (3.7 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Steel, styrofoam, paper mache and fibreglass

Location:

Reason for Building:

"Because businesses want Upsala on the map. With items like this, people notice and remember"

Additional Information:

The back of the postcard says: "Legend has it, that in 1788, Governor General Sir Jigmore appointed Marechal to capture "Big Waldo", the fish of all fish. The battle took place on the 3rd Saturday of May, 1888 and "Waldo" met his match. For many men and many ships, who dared sink a hook in Waldo's lip met their fate at heaven's gate on Lac Des Mille Lac."

Upsala also features a large Mosquito carrying a man:
Mosquito

Information Source: Upsala Garage

Picture Source: Post card from Upsala Garage

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Created By DMY on September 20, 2000
Last Updated: August 28, 2001