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City Hall Weathervane in 1989 before She Was First Hoisted Atop City Hall From The Infamous Fred Buck
photo courtesy Cape Ann Museum
joey – here’s the schooner with a broken mast on top of city hall. the copper model was created by washburn on rt. 114 in 1989 and donated to the city by the cape ann savings bank. this pic was taken just before she was hoisted up to her place of honor. it is, of course, the elsie, built in 1910 by a.d. story in essex. gordon thomas, in fast and able, called her "one of the greatest." if anyone can help bring her down for repairs, step forward! a model of the elsie by cape ann master craftsman erik ronnberg is on display at the cape ann museum. it’s a beautiful thing…
This post is in response to our August 16th photos from David Cox showing the Elsie weathervane in serious peril below-
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Filmed at Friday night’s formal opening ceremony. After shooting the greasy pole contest I raced back to my car, which was parked all the back to I4-C2, to lessen the load of tripod and video camera. I grabbed my still camera thinking I would only take snapshots. I wish I had kept the video camera with me, but attempted to shoot video with the Fujifilm x100. The x100 unfortunately does not have IS, or image stabilization, nonetheless the colors are good.