What Evansvillian hasn’t uttered the phrase, “Back in my day, monkeys played on this ship!” The monkeys may be elsewhere, but the whimsically iconic Monkey Boat can still be viewed today at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. In 1933, Gilmore Haynie commissioned the project, a 1/3 scale Santa Maria, and its construction was completed by WPA workers. Years later, in the best interest of animal health, the exhibit was transformed into a bumper boats attraction. Today it’s fun to reminisce about memories made at the zoo, and to tell non-native Evansvillians that yes, there really did used to be monkeys on the ship!
Show your playful side with this fun re-imagining of the good old days, beautifully illustrated by local artist/designer Jim Hough.
Tri-blend fabric. 50% polyester + 25% cotton + 25% rayon = 100% magic. The fabric is the softest we could find. Bonus: it never shrinks!
Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.
Details & Fit
Unisex straight fit. Crew neck and short sleeves. The tee features our signature Made in Evansville logo printed on the back, just below the neck.
Heathered purple tee with deep purple ink.
Tee is designed, dyed and cut in America then assembled in Central America, all 100% sweatshop-free using eco-friendly, sustainable processes.
Screen printed individually by hand in Evansville, Indiana by our friends at Burnt Prairie Print Shop.