The heroic statue is made of gold over bronze, and symbolizes Biloxi's greatest treasure: its people and their fabulous fishing industry.|
Like the Biloxi fisherman who hewed his boats from the raw Coast trees, the local sculptor, Harry Reeks, melted raw bronze (also added sacred family bronze keepsakes from the old boats for spiritual content into the plate), shaped it on the anvil, and brazed the various pieces together, achieving a remarkable, undated, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
It is the past, present, and future Biloxi fisherman.
Radiating from the fountain and statue are the honored names of the Biloxi fishing families. Encircling the monument are the names of the annual celebrated shrimp kings and queens. (from plaque near statue)