Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Protecting One of New Hampshire's Beautiful Lakes

I post another in 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 vane was photographed somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #353?  Scroll down to find the answer.

The same eagle weathervane seen against the sky

This eagle weathervane can be seen on the cupola above the Lake Sunapee Protection Association's Learning Center building in Sunapee, New Hampshire.  This huge building overlooks Sunapee Harbor, and has a great view of Lake Sunapee.  It houses classrooms, a library, meeting rooms and a store.  The LSPA was founded in 1898 to protect the quality of Lake Sunapee and its watershed.  It also maintains the three small lighthouses on shoals out on the lake.

Lake Sunapee is the fifth largest lake in New Hampshire, and humans have lived on its shores since the Penacook Indians lived in the area.  Today it is home to vacationers and year round residents. 

The three dimensional eagle weathervane above the LSPA building has developed a nice patina, and is probably original to the building. Lake Sunapee is home to many birds of prey and water birds, so this is an appropriate choice of a weathervane for the building, as well as being very patriotic. 

The Lake Sunapee Protection Association:

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Protecting One of New Hampshire's Beautiful Lakes", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 7, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).

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