Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Familiar Mermaid

Every Wednesday for more than two and a half years Vincent and 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. If you know an interesting weather vane, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Today's weather vane was found just over the border in Vermont. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

Do you know the location of weather vane #144? Scroll down to see the answer....

Click to enlarge, it's easier to read!

Today's weather vane can be found at the Stage Coach Inn Gallery at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.  If this weather vane looks familiar, it is very similar to weather vane #114 posted here last year.  This antique weather vane is attributed to a copper merchant from Wayland, Massachusetts.  This wood and metal weather vane shows signs of once being highly polished, especially the mirror in the mermaid's hand. Mythical creatures such as mermaids, centaurs and dragons can be found on weather vanes, but they are not as common as the more familiar barnyard animals and birds of prey.

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The Shelburne Museum - 

Click here to see weather vane #114, a similar mermaid photographed in Rye, New Hampshire, and posted on 11 September 2013:

Copyright 2014, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Thanks for posting these beautiful Mermaid Weathervane photos. The details are amazing. We live in California but, thanks to the internet, have followed your postings off and on since you started. We have far fewer weathervanes here on the west coast than you do on the east coast; although we are doing our best to remedy that situation. Hopefully, someday there will be enough vanes in our area for someone to do a column similar to yours. Keep up the good work! LizAnne Jensen, Owner, West Coast Weather Vanes.

    1. Thanks LizAnne! It's nice to hear from a weather vane fan!