Item 6156 - Signals at Portland Observatory

Item 6156 - Signals at Portland Observatory
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Item 6156
Signals at Portland Observatory
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Four lunettes depict views of Portland and vicinity as seen from Casco Bay.

The views are bordered with signal flags of Portland merchants. Lemuel Moody, who built the Portland Observatory, created the piece. The observatory used signal flags to alert ship owners and crews of ships entering Portland Harbor, so the cargoes could be loaded and unloaded in a timely manner.

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