Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Golden Seagull

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 New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #387?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This gilded seagull weathervane was photographed above the cupola of the Seabrook town hall at the intersection of Main Street and Lafayette road, in the middle of the rotary on US Route 1.  The town hall does not appear to be very old. in the 2013 Seabrook Town report I found a description on the inside cover of the August 16th ceremony when town gathered to  "witness the intallation of the new golden seagull weathervane created by Seabrook coppersmith, Don Felix.  The original weathervane was damaged beyond repair more than 3 years prior during a huge storm in February 2010."

Also in this document on page 21 as part of the Selectmen's report "In early 2010, due to a horrific wind storm, the Town Hall's seagull weathervane was knocked down.  This year, after much hard work by the weathervane selection committee, in August of 2013, with much fanfare, the weathervane was reinstalled at the town hall building... Thanks to the fire department, as well for their help during the installation of this weathervane."

As Seabrook is a coastal community, I think the seagull is a very appropriate choice for a weathervane.  This is a large gilded weathervane right in the middle of Route 1, so it is very visible to travelers and tourists.  It makes a great symbol for the town of Seabrook, and I noticed that it is featured on the home page of the town government website: 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Golden Seagull", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 31, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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