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

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.

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