Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Three from one beach in Maine

It's Weathervane Wednesday!

I post a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vanes were photographed in Maine.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #294?  Scroll down to find the answer.

These three weather vanes were photographed last summer at Wells Beach in Maine.  We drove along Atlantic Avenue and looked among the summer cottages for interesting weathervanes, and we weren't disappointed.  There were many weathervanes there, but these three were some of the best, as well as the best representation of a beachside community.  I love the three dimensional crane (we saw many cranes and wading birds in the marsh while driving out on the causeway to Atlantic Avenue).  The three dimensional sperm whale is superb, since most whale weathervanes are only two dimensional silhouettes  (and I love the weathered patina, too).   The two masted sailing ship caught our eye against the bright blue sky.

Take a drive along Atlantic Avenue in Wells Beach and see all the other weathervanes. You might even find some that we missed!  For more  shiny, new, copper weather vanes stop at Weathervanes of Maine on Rt. 1 in Wells, not far from the beach, to see a whole collection.  The store is owned by the McElvain family, second generation Maine coppersmiths.

Weathervanes of Maine
1451 Post Road (Rt. 1)
Wells, Maine

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


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Three from one beach in Maine", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 18, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

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