Juneau residents turn out to watch the whale fountain in action on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Whale worth the wait: Lights, fountain complete full-size bronze whale statue downtown

“The whale is done.”

Those were the words from Laraine Derr Wednesday afternoon after the finishing touches on the lights and fountain around the whale statue at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park at the Seawalk were completed late Tuesday evening.

“As of (Tuesday), it is working perfectly,” said Derr, head of fundraising for The Whale Project. “At night, there should be a moonlight glow on the water.”

The lights and fountains on and around the whale will operate intermittently and at this time there is no set schedule for when they will run, Derr said. The lights are adjustable and will be able to change colors to represent special occasions and holidays like green and red for Christmas and orange for Halloween.

For the rest of this story, visit the Juneau Empire.

More in News

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 12, 2020

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
State reports 68 new cases, 1 new death linked to COVID-19

There are two new cases in Sterling and one in “other North.”

Cook Inlet can be seen through the window of a Ravn aircraft in October 2019. RavnAir Group declared bankruptcy in April. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula gets a new Ravn

CEO aims to have flights by September

Murder trial delayed; court suspends jury trials because of pandemic

Henry is accused of killing Mark Matthews, who at 61 years old was found dead on July 28, 2013.

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
Back to school

Principals discuss what reopening will look like at local schools

COVID-19. (CDC)
Peninsula reports 8 new COVID cases

Alaska saw another 50 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, 45 among residents and five nonresidents.

Daily school district COVID-19 risk levels: Aug. 11, 2020

Risk levels are based on COVID cases reported in a community and determine how schools will operate.

Most Read