Bangor Could Relocate Monument To Portuguese Explorer

Jun 25, 2020

BANGOR, Maine - The Bangor City Council is scheduled to discuss a proposal from the Penobscot Nation to remove a controversial monument.

Bangor Daily News reports that a concrete cross on the Bangor Waterfront that memorializes Portuguese explorer Estevan Gomez is the latest U.S. monument to be considered for storage or relocation.

Communities across the nation have seen controversial monuments defaced, toppled, or stored as protestors and activists call to end the celebration of controversial historical figures.

Maulian Dana, tribal ambassador for the Penobscot Nation, suggested on Monday that the monument be removed from the park that has been named after Gomez and relocated.