Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A collection of weather vanes at a living history museum

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 these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vanes are located in Connecticut.

Do you know the location of the 3 weather vanes for post #267  Scroll down to see the answer...

Weathervane #1

All three of these weather vanes were photographed at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.  This first one is a two dimensional sailing ship above the Maritime Art Gallery by the Visitor Center.  You can visit this shop and see this weathervane without paying admission since it is outside of the museum proper.  Mystic Seaport is a living history museum depicting life in a seaside New England village.  It is the largest maritime museum in the world with over 60 original buildings, and several wooden sailing ships including the Charles W. Morgan whaler, the Joseph Conrad training ship, the Amistad slave ship, and the L. A. Dunton fishing schooner.

Weathervane #2

This second weathervane is atop a sundial sculpture near the planetarium at Mystic Seaport.  Inside the orb are markings to tell time, and the sign below gives instructions for adjustments for Eastern standard time.  

Weathervane #3

 This third weathervane is a two dimensional Whale located on the sail loft building near the Charles W. Morgan, which is the last surviving wooden whaling ship.  I like this one because my 2nd great grandfather worked in a sail loft as a sail maker before he became the deputy custom collector in Salem, Massachusetts.  It reminds me of my maritime heritage.

Mystic Seaport Museum website

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~  A collection of weather vanes at a living history museum", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 29, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

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