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Photo Courtesy Of The Whale Project Board

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Story last updated at 8/19/2009 - 6:19 pm

Photo: Supporting the Whale

    Dan Bruce, of the law firm Baxter Bruce and Sullivan, hands a $5,000 check from the firm to Bill Overstreet, former mayor and visionary behind the Whale Project sculpture and fountain to be donated to the people of Juneau in honor of the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood. Attorneys Kevin Sullivan, center,  and Z. Kent Sullivan, right,  accompany Bruce. The firm, which with nine lawyers is the largest in Southeast Alaska, has pledged an additional $5,000 contribution to the Whale Project in 2010.

    The Whale Project is a community group working with sculptor R.T. “Skip” Wallen to place a life-scale breaching bronze whale and fountain and Juneau’s waterfront. The whale will rise out of an infinity pool and be surrounded by a plaza with interpretive bronze plaques, as part of the Juneau Sea Walk. The public is invited to support the Whale Project with the “Buy a Brick”

campaign for the Sea Walk and plaza adjacent to the sculpture and fountain. For more information, visit