Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Ship Over City Hall

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 #369?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This three dimensional ship weathervane is located above the city hall in Bath, Maine.  This finely detailed four masted ship is evocative of the ship building industry which made Bath famous for the last four hundred years.  The first ship built in New England was built in 1608 nearby in Popham Beach, and the industry continues today at the Bath Iron Works.

The Davenport Memorial Building was built in 1929.  It is named for Charles, the father of George Patten Davenport,  two men who were both born in the home formerly located at this spot.  Charles was an alderman, and George became one of Bath's wealthiest citizens.  He donated the building, and left a trust of $1,500,000 for the Davenport foundation.

Below the weathervane is a Paul Revere bell cast in 1802.  This bell is rung on the Fourth of July and Patriot's Day.   Before the Davenport Memorial Building was constructed, the bell hung in the previous town hall and in two churches in Bath.

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