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Mermaid Sightings: They’re In Annapolis, Too!

Mermaids are everywhere!  They’re in Annapolis, too!  This week’s Mermaid Sightings come from Rhonda, our Mermaid friend in Maryland.

“I found these in Annapolis last week.  The one with the tag is a fan for sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond. (They also had crab fans!).”

Mermaid Sightings: They're In Annapolis, Too
This beauty was spotted at Bed, Bath and Beyond!

“The other is the logo for a car wash.”
– Rhonda

Mermaid Sightings: They're In Annapolis, Too

We even did a little checking and found that Maritime Autowash is a Best of Annapolis award winner!  “Maritime Autowash is a full time carwash utilizing state of the art hybrid technology.  We recycle 97% of our wash water and only use biodegradable detergents and waxes.”  They’re a leader in environmental conservation, just like us!

Thanks to Rhonda for sharing these two sea gals with us.  Remember, when you’re out and about and see a Mermaid, snap a photo and email it to  You and your Mermaid Sighting may be featured in an upcoming blog post!



Mermaid Sightings: Ruth’s New Mermaid

Today’s Mermaid Sightings comes from our wonderful mer-friend, Ruth M.!

Mermaid Sightings: Ruth's New Mermaid

“We finally moved here!  “Memories at the Beach” was the house that made me realize what kind of place I wanted here on Tybee. My mermaid is about 30 inches tall and hangs over the tub.  Leslie Johnson of Lone Swan Design in Statesboro, GA made my mermaid for me!  She’s a wonderful gift from my children!” – Ruth M., Tybee Island GA! …

Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore

Swish! Swish! Poof!  Here’s a wonderful chance to make some new mermaid sightings!  It’s the Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore Fiber Arts Exhibition to be held September 6-8, 2012 in Charleston SC!

Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore

As part of the three day Opening Weekend for Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore: A fiber Arts Exhibiton, you are invited on September 7th at 6:30  p.m. to Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island,  South Carolina for a very special Celebration.  September 7th is the Feast Day to honor Mermaid goddess Yemaya.
According to Yoruba elders, The Black Mermaid  is the “unseen mother present at every gathering.  “She is omnipresent and omnipotent. Her power is represented in Yoruba teaching  reminding  us that ‘no one is an enemy to water’.”  High Chief and High Priest Nathaniel Styles of the Yoruba Kingdom will introduce and educate us as how to honor and celebrate the Black Mermaid Yemaya. …

Mermaid Sighting: Siren’s Call

This week’s Mermaid Sighting is Siren’s Call Wine and it was sent in by Ro from Jackson, SC!

Mermaid Sightings:Siren's Call Wine


“Follow the call of the siren and you will find us.  A wine inspired by the melodies of Greek mythology’s most  alluring seductress.  A wine cultured from notes of sophistication an unquestionable beauty.  A wine that answers a call.  This is our wine.  This is Siren’s call.”

We love this beautifully branded and illustrated wine bottle design!

“Like the sailor-seducing mermaids of Greek mythology, Siren’s Call draws in wine drinkers with its alluring design and robust flavours. Hand-drawn illustrations and typography highlighted with cream and flecks of gold make for a truly tempting wine no mortal can resist.”

As we like to say, it doesn’t matter to us if the glass is half full or half empty…All that matters is there’s room for more wine!  Thank you, Ro!  We love your Mermaid Sighting and Siren’s Call.  Remember, mermaids (and mermen) are everywhere.  If you spot one, send it to us and you could be featured in an upcoming Mermaid Sighting!