Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Firehouse by the Sea

Every Wednesday for almost two years I have been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. Sometimes I photograph other weather vanes as I travel around New England, especially if they are historic or near historic sites. Today's weather vane can be seen on the coast of Massachusetts. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

Do you know the location of weather vane #122? Scroll down to see the answer....

Today's weather vane can be seen in the little village of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.  Seaside No. 1 was a firestation built in 1885 to house the first horse drawn fire engine.  It later became the town police station until 1970.  Now the town Historical Society runs it as a museum.  Inside you can find two old fire engines, a hand pumper from 1835 and a horse drawn one from 1902.  The weather vane on top of the tower is very appropriate!   This three dimensional weather vane is very detailed, from the horse reins and delicate spokes on the wheels, to the smoke billowing out of the fire engine.

Manchester Historical Society web page for Seaside No. 1

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Seriously, this should be a hit as a coffee table book!!!

    1. I'm thinking about doing a Blurb book of the weathervanes. What do you think of that idea?