Workers from a local monument company, measure and fit this statue that has been located in Port Huron for nearly 50 years.
With Lake Huron emptying into the St. Clair River near her new home, many feel that her new placement will do justice to the message, “symbolizing the abundance of water in the Port Huron area,” that the statue was originally meant to convey.
A Port Huron resident, Edgar W. Keifer commissioned artist Charles Beaver Edwards to create the Lady of the Mist in 1964. Keifer also dedicated money for a large park to be located just north of City Hall, which was to be this artworks first of several display locations.
Vandals tossed the statue into the St. Clair River five or six times before it was decided that the piece be moved in front of City Hall. Where, in addition to being a municipal centerpiece, it also sat in an area much more visible to residents and area police.
However, a project to repair the parking deck in front of city hall has caused the statue and fountain to be removed from the front of the building where they once sat atop an underground parking structure after the fountain was deemed to be causing damage to the building and underground structures.
Now the Lady of the Mist will have a marvelous view of Canada, the Blue Water Bridges, and area visitors who stream along Port Huron’s boardwalk to Flag Plaza.
She will be permanently installed in her new home on Oct 15, 2010
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