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The statue, designed by Carl Romanelli, includes a plaque which reads, "For many years, this statue stood in front of and was a trademark for the world renowned Helms bakery on Venice boulevard in Los Angeles. On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the generosity of the Marina's Yacht clubs it was provided with a new helm."; "The Helmsman is an approximately 10-foot tall cast concrete figure in staunch repose with both hands clenched on a wooden helm. His posture is tight, his body hunched over, and his expression determined. Although formerly the symbol of the unfaltering delivery service of the Helms Bakery, The Helmsman fits perfectly in this maritime environment"--Courtesy of the Civic Art department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Photograph caption dated October 13, 1984 reads, "'The Helmsman'" stands watch over main channel of Marina del Rey as a small sailboat heads for sea. A pre-dawn storm yesterday dropped a bit of rain on Los Angeles, .12 of an inch downtown, but left skies clear for the rest of the day. More sunshine and cool weather is expected today, but there's a 60 percent chance of rain again tomorrow. Highs today are expected to be in low to mid-70s, with overnight lows in mid-to upper 50s."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
Statues--California--Marina del Rey Boats and boating--California--Marina del Rey Marinas--California--Marina del Rey Burton W. Chace Park (Marina del Rey, Calif.) Marina del Rey (Calif.) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Romanelli, Carl