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Updated: 01/13/2018 08:30:01AM

Beachcomber sea horses swim again

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A seahorse mural can barely be seen on the right of the central portion of the Beachcomber, to the right of the stairs where it was first installed in 1956.

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After restoration by Pearse Kelly and tile maker Nancy Goodheart Matthews, this seahorse is as good as when it was new back in 1956.

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The seahorse on the north facing wall of the Beachcomber's rear portico and staircase area has white areas where new tiles had to be created to replace missing tiles.

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The seahorse on the north facing wall of the Beachcomber's rear portico and staircase area has white areas where new tiles had to be created to replace missing tiles.

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Pearse Kelly attaches the remaining replacement tiles to this seahorse, which was undergoing restoration by Kelly and tile maker Nancy Goodheart Matthews.

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After restoration, this is the seahorse on the right when one is facing the central portion of the Beachcomber Hotel from the beach.

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The seahorse on the north facing wall of the Beachcomber's rear portico and staircase area has white areas where new tiles had to be created to replace missing tiles.

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Pearse Kelly takes a short break from his restoration work on this seahorse at the Beachcomber in Venice.

By KIM COOL

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The oldest — and largest — seahorses in Venice have been rejuvenated.

Matching mosaic seahorses more than 6 feet high were installed in time for the grand opening of the Beachcomber on Golden Beach in 1956.

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