Pierre the Voyageur Moving, But Not Far

By KBJR News 1

February 2, 2011 Updated Feb 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM CDT

Two Harbors, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Pierre the Voyageur may be going on a trip, but his destination unknown at this point.

The statue has stood tall along Highway 61 in Two Harbors since the 1960s, but now, according to the Lake County News Chronicle, it has been sold to a local business.

The lot on which Pierre currently sits is close to being sold, so he and the small office building next to him must go.

The good news? Pierre's trip won't be a long one.

He's expected to remain in Two Harbors, and residents say they're happy to see him stay.

"A lot of people actually like to stand and take pictures with it," Two Harbors resident P.J. Fournier said. "When I first got here I wanted to take a picture with it too. I don't really know the history behind it. It's just a 50-foot guy standing in the middle of our town."

Pierre is expected to be fully refurbished and moved sometime this spring.

Posted by Zach Schneider