Friday, February 26, 2010

Fall River Carousel

Grabbing the brass ring, in reference to reaching for and achieving goals, may not be a phrase quite as popular as it once was, but fans of carousels know what it means.

Here’s the Fall River Carousel at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Mass. Once upon a time it stood at Lincoln Amusement Park in North Darmouth, Mass. from 1920 to the early 1990s when the park closed. Fall River saved it, restored it, and proudly showcased it in a beautiful Victorian style pavilion at Heritage State Park overlooking the battleships.

For more on the Fall River Carousel, have a look at this website. And for information on famous carousels lost and found, have a look at this website for the National Carousel Association, which seeks to preserve these unique and magical structures of the past.

2 comments:

John Hayes said...

Now that looks like fun! Eberle & I got to visit the Carousel Museum in Hood River, Oregon, another wonderful stop for the young at heart.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

The Carousel Museum sounds like fun. There are a few more restored carousels here and there in New England, and I'll try to get to them all eventually.