The Captain arrives and the eagle landed

June 13, 2008 at 11:22 am 26 comments

and thanks to Henery Hawk we have the photos!

Please check Henery’s site for more photos of the arrival and also the “Lorain Eagle” was quite a busy couple of days . Bud Emerson was just about finished with the Sea Captain and also had an eagle he has donated to the City of Lorain. Well the Lorain Eagle was easy to get to his new home in City Hall , 7th Floor BUT the approx nine foot ship’s captain, that was a different story.

Because Ct Consultants , who are one of the sponsors for this carving are still working next to the area on 2nd street, we cannot at the moment proceed with the landscaping plans

so like the the Barnes Tribute carving

he would have to find a temporary home.

Thanks to Rick Novak and Ralph Bruening of the Lorain Port Authority the Captain is on display at Black River Landing and Bud will be finishing him up with the detailing and preservatives at Black River Landing until he moves to his permanent home along with the Barnes Tribute. You will be able to see him when visiting the Lorain International and Port Fest or taking one of the water taxis for lunch.

And a visit to the Mayors office , 7th Floor City Hall will find the Lorain Eagle


Entry filed under: city of lorain, men of substance.

170 Years and the Flag will Fly They set sail – on a delightful trip

26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. renee dore  |  June 13, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    The “Captain” really looks like some of the photos of the settlers who sailed the lakes in the 1800’s who lived near the Port during that period. Many of them had piercing eyes and long beards – Tremendous job!! Thanks so much for these exciting additions to the Emerson Collection. Renee

  • 2. thatwoman  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Rico I am sorry you feel that way .these carvings will be displayed eventually on 2nd street, where the neighborhood was gutted when 19 trees came down ….. and YES those neighbors etc were consulted and the property owners…… they will not be all over Lorain and no tax dollars were used these carvings have been paid for through donations to Charleston Village.

    The tribute piece for Eric Barnes received national exposure and was appreciated by his family so I guess they at least didn’t see it as a pink flamingo ……

  • 3. Paula  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you for your artistic review. Everyone has an opinion on Art and you certainly do.

    Would you please commission the artist and organize what you have in mind.

    It really is a shame, I know of so many people that donate their time and talent for this poor city and then they’re criticized.

  • 4. thatwoman  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Further the Carver Bud Emerson has studios both here in Ohio and in New York.and is a a world recognized artist in his own right.this is part of his portfolio and I feel that you are insulting a very talented young man…. the sculptures are done with a chainsaw in this project…Bud has donated pieces of his work so that even the costs of maintiaining the sculpture will last for decades outside if maintained and indefinitely inside . His donations have given us at least 10 years of maintenance.what have YOU done for Lorain lately?

  • 5. Mike Kobylka  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    It looks great Loraine. It has been a while since I have been down to 2nd street to check out the progress I will have to swing by to check it out. Bud also just did a carving up in my neck of the woods on Jaeger.

  • 6. dennis lamont  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I was gonna say I wouldn’t give you a plugged nickel for the Picasso prints that were stolen recently … Art is really in the eye of the beholder

  • 7. Henery  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm


    I wouldn’t sweat Rico one bit. He came over to my site and cried the same thing.

    Just a bunch of hoo-ha from someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

  • 8. thatwoman  |  June 13, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Mike no progress as yet as CT Consultants have their “ore piles” all up and around the sculptures so we cannot landscape finish the preservatives ( whish changes the wood to its polished finish …. put in the park benches and plantings and rock walls until they are out of there … we are having to find temporary homes for the two sculptures that were done off site..
    Bud also just finished the Avon Oaks golfer at their entranceway Hogan I think it is .but I guess Avon Oaks likes yard art!

  • 9. denise caruloff  |  June 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Boy I bet Rico would not of liked the cow statues that were painted in downtown Chicago a year or so back.
    Well, of course to each his own…I don’t mind that Rico does not like them, but his delivery was not artful at all.

  • 10. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  June 14, 2008 at 12:52 am

    I think they’re wonderful . . . I saw Daffy Duck as I was going on a walk earlier this week . . . made me smile!

  • 11. renee dore  |  June 14, 2008 at 4:48 am

    We tried turning an unfortunate situation for a neighborhood that lost most of it’s streetscape trees into a positive project that also brought some recognition to the old nautical heritage of Lorain’s original village area. That was and will continue to be the focus of Bud’s carvings on one of Lorain’s oldest streets- 2nd st. Renee

  • 12. thatwoman  |  June 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I guess you can’t please everyone……and to each his own….. but I feel very protective of Bud and his work..I have his credentials BUT that young man was out there in the heat , blinding snow storms looking at the trees that could be carved before they were taken down .put his soul into the Eric Barnes tribute.and to Rico it may be yard art but when we delievered it initially and the guys that were there to help unload saw that eagle I saw grown men tear up…., and he has a heart of gold
    Kelly there is something else that will make you smile in a little while.there is a reason Daffy is holding the ice cream the way he is……. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 13. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  June 14, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Hmmm . . . I will have to head back down there to take another look at Daffy!

  • 14. muley  |  June 14, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    ….Rico, your opinion is apprciated…..once, after that is seems to be an issue with you. While you look at it as “yard art” the people of Portside have alot of pride in themselves and the history of the oldest neighborhood in Lorain. These tree carvings were brought to this neighborhood by volunteers, anonymous donors, corporate donors with very little support from the city. While you would like to see “real artists” commisioned for some “real art” in this area, I don’t really remember your voice when this was in it’s design stage, or even before the trees came down. Why would you not voice your opposition to this project then? When it would count.

  • 15. muley  |  June 15, 2008 at 12:31 am

    ….I’ll give you the benifit of doubt. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the residents of that neighborhood, and many others see beauty in that firewood.

  • 16. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 15, 2008 at 10:41 am

    . Rico person? The Daffy Duck is by the same artist, and the other sculptures on 2nd and the ships captain aren’t finished because of the delay by CT Consultants however
    You do not sign your critique or stand behind your opinion , you probably are just another sock puppet and are insulting and so help me I am so tired of sock puppets and people who can insult whilst maintaing their “secret idenity” I am therefore removing your “critiques “. however if you wish to identify yourself with your critique under a checkable identity fell free to repost Loraine

  • 17. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

    looking up the term sock puppet a whole world has evolved and a new dictionary .so I will go along with Henery’s assesment of troll.hmmmmmmm maybe that should be a carving

  • 18. thatwoman  |  June 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    From my buddy Rico .I am not approving his IP as I think it is a nutter but will put his latest thoughts about me up for all your information…….. after all maybe I am ๐Ÿ™‚

    Censorship, so true to form for you.

    Loraine you are an incredibly stupid woman and you prove it every time you hit submit.

  • 19. Brian Hazelett  |  June 16, 2008 at 1:39 am

    How’s that saying go?
    Sometimes it is best to remain quiet and look stupid than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt?

    The “tone” of all of the discussion boards have gone from civil to just plain rude

  • 20. Brian Hazelett  |  June 16, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Breath in, breath out…

    Pull up the foot stool and crack open that beer and give it to Loraine.

    Can’t find the beer? Hand her the Jack Daniels and no she doesn’t need any cola with that.

  • 21. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I wonder if I invited Rico and the rest into my home if they would be so crass and illmannered as to say the things they say on line. I wonder when they go to church do they shed their “”other self ” at the door?

    I wonder if they tell others of their secret selves on line . I found it ironic that some who are “known” still want to distance themselves ( real identity ” from their on line identity ) and are sooooooo careful that ne’er the twain shall meet or be “linked” why is that I wonder…..two faces two names?
    Well to each his own ,
    but if you come onto my blog and insult under a “froggy woggy” you are going to be moderated…..
    You don’t like the censorhip too bad I am not censoring “real people under real names ” I am moderating non entities who don’t have a birth certificate……
    Go elsewhere .I really don’t care….ply your insults and bad manners to those that consider you “real” Loraine

  • 22. Mike Kobylka  |  June 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    That is my biggest beaf with blogs, Loraine. People can smear and throw mud and don’t have to be accountable for it. Put you name on it or don’t say it.

  • 23. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 19, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Mike I agree completely which is why I am going to moderate even more thoroughly. . I can at least hold my commentators accountable and it is a shame because 95 percent of the people who comment here either do so under their own name or for the most part even when they disagree have held the insults to a minimum ๐Ÿ™‚
    I try extremely hard to double check any facts and Paula as a guest blogger has disclaimer on all her “perspectives” . The other blogs I link to when they run something I have checked them out for accuracy as far as I am able… I I would also give rebuttal space for those in disagreement.

    I have set what I feel is a standard for this blog …and if people don’t agree then I suggest they don’t read it or comment …. it is what it is

    Only too happy to announce a candidacy as well ๐Ÿ™‚
    Loraine .


  • 24. Mike Kobylka  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I will let you know Loraine. Nothing is definate but I have gotten alot of pushing over the last 3 months or so.

  • 25. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Glad to hear it Mike ….. consider your self “nudged” by me too Loraine

  • […] This meant since they chopped down his tree and the one destined to be Eric Barnes Eagle we had to purchase other pieces of wood to be carved into the Captain and Eric Barnes Eagle off site. The eagle when finished was safely stored at inside at the City of Lorain but the Captain went to Black River Landing. […]

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