Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Seen over a Bank

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

Today's weather vane is from somewhere on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #227?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Today's weathervane was photographed over the People's United Bank in on Dodge Street in Beverly, Massachusetts.  It is a highly detailed, three dimensional three masted ship.  I wonder if it is supposed to represent the Hannah.  However, the USS Hannah was a schooner (two masts), and was the first naval vessel commissioned by the United States Navy in 1777 and set sail from Beverly.

The USS Hannah was owned by the in-laws of Brigadier General John Glover of Marblehead, and named for his wife, Hannah (Gale) Glover.   John Glover is my 7th great grand uncle, brother to my 7th great grandfather, Daniel Glover.  General John Glover was a maritime hero during the Revolutionary War.

USS Hannah at Wikipedia

People's United Bank
63 Dodge Street
Beverly, Massachusetts

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Seen over a Bank", Nutfield Genealogy, posted 23 September 2015 ( : accessed [access date]). 

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