Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Mystery! Can you help solve it?

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs.  This week, instead of posting a weathervane I know,  we are having a bit of a game.

Weathervane #198

Today's weathervane was sent in by a reader, but he doesn't remember where he photographed it.  He knows it was either in Maine or in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Can you help identify this weathervane?  If so, post a comment below, or email me at

This lovely weathervane has a wonderful, three dimensional, three masted ship on top of a clocktower.  The photographer, New England historian and author Glenn Knoblock, doesn't remember where he took this photo.  If you know the location, it would help solve the mystery!

Click below to see all the other weathervanes in this series of posts:

Before 11am on the day this was posted, a member of the Facebook group "Explore Congregational Church History" recognized this as the clock tower of the Academy building at Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire from this webpage found online: 
Author Glenn Knoblock says he used to live in Exeter, so this makes sense!

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  1. Haven't found it but did have a neat time checking out comparables in Google Images.

    1. Me, too, Pam! The clock tower is unusual because there is no space for the pendulum. Under the clock is the bell. Usually the bell is above the clock. I'm still looking...

  2. Mystery solved! It is the bell tower at the Academy Building at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Two people identified it from the red flag with the rampant lion.