A popular attraction beside the Esperance Tanker Jetty, Sammy the Sea Lion statue is a tribute to the playful sea lion who often hung around the jetty.
The ‘Sammy the Sea Lion’ sculpture currently situated on the jetty headland was created by Esperance-based artist Chris Siemer at the request of local businessman Barrie Stearne in the late 1990s, to raise funds for the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Tanker Jetty.
The proposal to cast a hollow bronze replica of the famous ‘Sammy the Sea Lion’ as a receptacle for donations was accepted by the Shire Council and created by Chris in 1999.
The artificial rock supporting ‘Sammy’ was created and donated by Hans Spengler.
Chris Siemer has lived in Esperance since 1956. In 1992 Chris built a studio where he incorporated a foundry to develop his interest in working with bronze.
This is site 61 on the Esperance Arts and Culture Trail map.