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Rumrunner Theme Depicted By New Olde Riverside Entrance Sculptures

Tuesday January 5th, 2016, 12:08pm

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Two new sculptures have been installed at the medians at either end of the Olde Riverside Town Centre Business Association between 5300 and 5900 Wyandotte Street East.

Bridget Scheuerman, Executive Director of the Olde Riverside Town Centre Business Association says that the project was part of a capital works project with the City of Windsor to enhance and beautify the business district.

The sculptures were created by artist Geordie Lishman who is from Ajax Ontario, and was selected after a Canada wide search.

The sculptures are aluminum and steel and depict the Rum Runners theme.

“The sculpture at Thompson Blvd. is the Police Boat and it is chasing the Rum Runner boat located at Glidden. The Rum Runner boat contains bottles of illegal liquor,” explained Scheuerman.

The banners hanging below the boats welcome motorists and pedestrians to the area.

The sculptures will be lit for night in the future.

Scheuerman says they are also considering turning the sculptures so that they are easier to see.

The approximate cost of the project was $80,000.

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