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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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August 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

‘Our boy Leif’ standing tall at Shilshole Marina

Sketched July 25, 2012 [Click on sketches to enlarge] The Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole Marina turned 50 this summer. A gift from local Scandinavians, the 17-foot scultpture of the Viking explorer had a rough start. Deemed “unexciting” by some city art officials, the monument wouldn’t be here today if the Port of Seattle hadn’t accepted…

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