View from Pemaquid Bell House
Acrylic on Canvas
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The bellhouse originally contained a bell and a weight-driven mechanism to ring it. The small tower contained the weight.
A fog bell was added to the station in 1897, and steam engines were installed to operate the bell. Apparently this system didn’t work very well, because in 1899 a striking machine was installed, powered by a hand-cranked clockwork mechanism. The bell house built in 1897 was adapted with the addition of a tall tower to enclose the weights for the new mechanism.