This crucifix was restored and returned to its place of prominence on the front of the Seaman’s Memorial Tower at Harbor Point Park in Aransas Pass last week with assistance from the Aransas Pass Fire Department and the restorer – Anthoney Gaskins Sr. He explained “Jesus” was in poor condition and he had to sand down the figure and reapply the features. He also had to recreate the eye sockets, explaining the previous figure’s eyes may have been closed. He also created a crown of thorns, as the previous one was made of barbed wire. Now that the figure has been replaced, Harbor Master Chuck West said he will ask a local Catholic priest to bless the memorial and its repairs.
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