Fly Rod Crosby sculpture to be presented Feb. 14

PHOTO: A six-foot sculpture of Fly Rod Crosby will be unveiled at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife in Augusta Feb. 14. Crosby, a Phillips native, was the first Registered Maine Guide. (Submitted photo)

AUGUSTA – A new life-sized carving of Fly Rod Crosby, a 2017 inductee to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, will be displayed at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife building, 369 Water St.
The display of the six-foot sculpture by artist Brian Stockman, of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, was made possible by the High Peaks Alliance of Franklin County and two donors.
The sculpture will get a formal welcome at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a short presentation to the IF&W Advisory Council by Earle Shettleworth, Maine’s state historian and retired director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.
An opportunity for public viewing will follow the presentation, and include a performance of “The Ballad of Fly Rod Crosby” sung by Julie Davenport, and composed by Bud Godsoe and Stan Keach of the Sandy River Ramblers.
The presentation is open to the public, who may attend in person. Those who would like to attend virtually can contact Becky Orff at
Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby (1854-1946), a Phillips native, was the first Maine Registered Guide and also a tireless advocate for Maine’s outdoors tourist market.
For more information, contact Betsy Squibb 578-2306 or Brent West 491-2750 at the High Peaks Alliance