Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a Fishing Shack in Maine

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 in Maine.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #368?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This little fishing shack is located in Popham Beach, Maine.  It's so close to the road you can reach out and touch it as you drive by (the third photo above was taken from the driver's side window).    The three dimensional fish weathervane above the shack's cupola is very similar to the fish weathervanes seen down the street above the Popham Chapel and the Popham Chapel house.  Click HERE and  HERE to see those weathervanes and compare for yourself!

This shack is located a few hundred yards from the marker for the Popham Colony.  This colonial settlement was founded in 1607 and abandoned a year later.  The first ship built by the English in the New World was built at that time, and sailed back to England.  This ship was the Virginia of Sagadahoc.  You can see a replica in nearby Phippsburg, Maine.  This site was rediscovered by an archaeological dig that continued from 1994 to 2005. A historical marker was installed on the waterfront near this fishing shack.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday~  Above a Fishing Shack in Maine", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 20, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. I love this weather vane, Heather! I'm working on a quilt that has a fish weather vane in it. This might substitute for the missing pattern piece for that fish!