Photo: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
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Driftwood whale’s tail unveiled in Babylon

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County unveiled the sculpture of a whale’s tail at its Sportfishing Education Center in Babylon this week.

Rocky Point-based artist James Athans and his 17-year-old son, Christian, constructed the nearly life-size sculpture made of driftwood for Cornell Creates Community, an art event that CCE Suffolk held last November.

Athans donated the work to the sportfishing center at Cedar Beach Marina to allow visitors to enjoy it.

Over 1,000 students and visitors pass through the center each year. The sculpture represents the amazing animals that live in the waters surrounding Suffolk County.

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