Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre
The statue, which faces out toward the harbor, was not meant as a memorial, and the plaque which accompanies it speaks of Andre as if he were still there. In inch-high bronze letters, the story of Andre is spelled out, all told in the present tense.Back at the house, Harry had already answered that question — should the plaque be changed to past tense? He was surprised, possibly offended, by the idea.
“Why? It’s as it should be!”
Yankee Classic Article from November 1986