She emerged not from the sea, but from a large, dying white ash tree in the front yard of Paul and Nancy Jackson, on Lee Highway in Arlington. And when carving artist Scott Dustin was finished with the tree, an 18-foot topless mermaid — extremely topless, some might say — was the landmark result, attracting sightseers from far and wide and mention in Roadside America.com’s list of offbeat tourist attractions.
The Post’s Laura Sessions Stepp chronicled the busty mermaid’s journey to infamy in 2004, and now ArlNow.com reports that the buxom lass is for sale. Paul Jackson has placed an ad on Craigslist, saying that her roots (in the ground, not her hair) are weakening, and that the “Buyer is responsible for ‘slicing her off’ and transporting her to her new home.”
She’s named “D.G.,” for Damaged Goods, and she still stands in the 6200 block of Lee Highway. Potential buyers and gawkers should probably move quickly.