Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A visitor from the North Pole!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post every week.  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 vane is from somewhere in Maine.

Do you know the location of weather vane #290?  Scroll down to see the answer...

This weathervane is a visitor from the North Pole, but it isn't Santa Claus...

Today's weather vane was photographed by my friend and reader Diana LeBlanc.  It is located above the new Wish Theater building on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  This weathervane is a two dimensional polar bear, which is the school mascot.

Admiral Robert E. Peary, who discovered the North Pole in 1909, was a graduate of Bowdoin's class of 1877.  So, the polar bear is the mascot, and (another piece of trivia) did you know that the college official color is white!  The polar bear became the official mascot in 1913.  There is also a statue of a polar near the Sargent Gymnasium on the campus, and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is in Hubbard Hall.

Bowdoin College website -  

Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A visitor from the North Pole!", Nutfield Genealogy,  posted December 21, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

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