Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday - On a Faraway Island!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too!

Today's weather vane is from an island two hours by air from Boston.

Do you know the location of weather vane #187? Scroll down to see the answer!

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda

The view from the lighthouse

The view from the road

This unusual weathervane is mounted on a concrete column at the base of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Bermuda.  Gibbs Hill is located 245 feet above the beach, and the cast iron lighthouse is another 117 feet.  There are 185 steps to the beacon at the top of the lighthouse.

The weathervane is a giant arrow, with no cardinal points. It was originally installed on top of the lighthouse in 1846, but in 1988 it was removed to place a radar scanner up there.  The radar is used to guide ships thorough the reefs surrounding Bermuda.  This weathervane was damaged in a wind storm in February 2014, but has since been restored.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda website

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