Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Very Famous Date

Every Wednesday I post a photograph of a weather vane here on my blog.  Some are whimsical, some are historical, and other are just plain odd!  Usually the weather vanes are located in the former Nutfield, New Hampshire area (Derry, Londonderry, Windham and nearby).  Today's weather vane is a bit further away, but it was so interesting I just had to include it on my blog!

Do you know the location of weather vane #67?

The date on the banner is backwards!

The visitor center just to the left of the Mayflower II
is where this weather vane is located.  

Today's weather vane is located at Plymouth, Massachusetts, at the little museum on the wharf next to the Mayflower II.  Just below the weather vane is the ticket counter and entrance.  The Mayflower II is a replica built in England and sailed to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1957.  It was a gift representing the collaboration and alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States during World War II.  There are no plans or drawings of the original Mayflower, and no one knows exactly what she looked like.  This ship was built using the best research of the 1950s, including descriptions of the Mayflower found in William Bradford's book Of Plymouth Plantation and other contemporary works.

"Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, [we] fell upon [our] knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought [us] over the vast and furious ocean"  - William Bradford

The Mayflower II is owned by the Plimoth Plantation living history museum.  For more information see the website

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Did you see any weather vanes in Hawaii?

    1. Yes, I did see a great one in Haleiwa, but it won't be published here on Weathervane Wednesday for a few months. I've got a lot of other ones lined up first! Thanks for all your comments, Charles!