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Whale mural at Hands in North Beach Haven

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There is a spectacular mural of two right whales on the north side of the Hands Building on 14th street in North Beach Haven.

Mural of two right whales on the north side of Hands in North Beach Haven.
Mural of two right whales on the north side of Hands in North Beach Haven.

The mural was done in 2006 by David Dunleavy.  This was one of a series of 61+ murals around the country. The murals were designed to raise awareness of sea life. They highlight whales, fish, turtles and other sealife. 

His site highlights the Hands Store mural here as “Sealife Mural 53 – Endangered Right Whales”. The 120 foot long x 20 foot high mural was completed in 2006.  Unfortunately the mural is finally starting to show signs of wear and deterioration. This is evident in the picture below from September 2019. 

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2 Responses to Whale mural at Hands in North Beach Haven

  • The store is closing and the building will be demolished, so we are about to lose this mural.

    • That will be a loss. I would assume that the mural could be preserved but it would probably be cost prohibitive.. I.e. If they can move houses, someone should be able to move a wall

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