A few more photos to wrap up this series of shrines with connections to gondoliers and boats...
This first one is inside the wooden kiosk close to Piazza San Marco where tourists go to book their gondola tour. The image inside is the icon from the high altar of La Salute with a little plastic gondola in front of her and the "ferro" (iron prow) of a gondola to her side.
This one is in Cannaregio at the Santa Sofia traghetto landing.
Also in Cannaregio, this image of the Madonna is modern and funky! This one is at a squero (boatyard). Love the gold anchor!
This one at the Sam Samuele traghetto landing contains one of the strangest sacred images of all. It's a painting of "Our Lady of the Gondoliers," and in the background is the iconic view of San Giorgio Maggiore and the row of parked gondole near San Marco.
In the foreground is a Mother and Child. The child is holding a doll that looks very much like Pinocchio (it's hard to see in the photo but he has a long nose). I don't remember Pinocchio being in the Bible. :)
And finally, a shrine I've posted before. There are a shrines at both ends of the Santa Maria del Giglio traghetto route, and this one on the San Marco side has a photo of a gondolier, standing by a nearby bridge. I figure it's a memorial to him. Very poignant.
If anyone runs into any other shrines in Venice with gondola carvings or whatnot, please let me know!