Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Seen in a Museum

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 #370?  Scroll down to find the answer.

Probably 19th Century

This copper weathervane in the the shape of a full-rigged
ship under sail was found inside the barn of a nautical
art collector in Prouts Neck.  It makes a nice symbol of
Maine ships voyaging to the distant corners of the world.
We would, however, like to know more about it. If you
have any idea where it might have come from, or what
the initials "CR" on the flag might mean, please let us 
67.2287, Gift of Mrs. Dumont Clarke

This beautiful weathervane with the mysterious initial "C. R." can be viewed inside the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine.  This three dimensional ship with billowing sails has many fine details, so it is nice to be able to view it close up, instead of through binoculars or the camera lens.

Can you help the museum solve the mystery of the letters on the aft flag?

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine: 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday~ Seen in a Museum", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 4, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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