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Maine Carousels

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York's Wild Kingdom
York Beach, ME
Carousel
Waterford, ME
The York's Wild Kingdom Carousel is a Herschell from the 1950s. The figures are metal.

The Waterford Carousel is a Herschell from 1919. It is located at the Papoose Pond Resort & Campground and operates nightly at 6pm. This carousel's history is unknown.

Willowbrook Museum Village
Newfield, ME
The Willowbrook Museum Village features a portable Armitage Herschell carousel from 1894. This is the second oldest Armitage Herschell in existence. The oldest is in Minden, NE. This carousel was originally owned by a man from Saco, ME. He operated the carousel in southern Maine, New Hampshire and northern MA until 1922. It was stored in his barn until the late 1970s when it was donated to the museum.

There are 24 horses and four chariots. The horses rock back and forth in a galloping motion. The carousel also features an interior platform with chairs for additional seating. Originally, these chairs were not nailed down and were added or moved around as needed. The carousel's original steam engine is on display. It now runs on compressed air. The black figure didn't serve any function other than moving when the carousel did. For more, see this website.

More ME Carousels:
Palace Playland: 1, 2 (Old Orchard Beach)

Main Carousels Page

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