Have you seen Popeye lately?

Posted April 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm by

Pop­eye, show­ing off for the island’s vis­i­tors last week­end in the marina…photo by Rebec­ca Leff

When she was walk­ing the docks last week­end at Fri­day Har­bor Mari­na, Update reporter Rebec­ca Leff ran into an old friend…here’s more:

She’s an island icon; her fame is equiv­a­lent to Mona the Camel’s (check her on Face­book).

Popeye’s dis­tinc­tive “one eye big­ger than the oth­er” squint makes her easy to iden­ti­fy when she pops up from the water.…photo by Rebec­ca Leff

She may be the world’s most famous har­bor seal…Pop­eye.

Watch­ing all the young kids swarm around Pop­eye as she made her usu­al appear­ance by San Juan Seafood at the Port last East­er week­end, I could­n’t help won­der­ing how long Pop­eye has been grac­ing us with her pres­ence. So, I asked Fri­day Har­bor Seafood’s Bren­da Wag­n­er, who says Pop­eye has been com­ing around for 24 years. She says that both kids and adults love see­ing her.

Bren­da’s favorite Pop­eye trick? You guessed it — the splash­ing of peo­ple around the dock.

Thank you Pop­eye for bring­ing smiles to both tourists and locals, we love you!

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One comment...

  1. Won­der where she goes in the winter??

    Comment by Gail on July 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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