Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Maine Moose

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very interesting.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Maine.

Do you know the location of weather vane #380?  Scroll down to see the answer...

This three dimensional moose weathervane was photographed at the northbound Kennebunk rest area off the Maine Turnpike (Route 95).  It is a large weathervane, visible from the turnpike.  There is also a lobster weathervane above the southbound rest area concession building, but I wasn't able to stop at that one for a photo.  Moose and lobsters are ubiquitous symbols of Maine for tourists. 

If you are a moose fan, there is also a large, life-sized statue of a moose on the sidewalk between the parking area and concession building at this rest area.  

For a bit of historical fun, check out this 1970 brochure listing all the "rest areas" in Maine.  Remember that in 1970 the Maine Turnpike had not been built, and the rest areas described were just picnic tables and parking! 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Maine Moose", Nutfield Genealogy, posted ( accessed [access date]).

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