New landmark

“Circle Hook,” the latest in city 1-percent-for art projects, was installed last week along a new trail at the intersection of Fish Dock Road and the Homer Spit Road. Designed by Moose Run Metalsmiths, the sculpture was fabricated by Bay Welding Services, both Homer businesses. Standing at 13-feet tall, the sculpture is purported to be “the largest fishing hook sculpture in the galaxy,” Public Works Director Carey Meyer said in a press release.

The $11,000 sculpture was funded under the city’s 1-percent-for-art program as part of trail construction and other improvements paid for with cruise ship head tax revenues.