|A puny Michigan weathervane|
When going on vacation a person generally wants to see something unique and awe inspiring if possible. So, with that criteria in mind, my thoughts naturally turned towards wondering where the world's largest weathervane was located.
A quick Google search reveals that Montague, Michigan claims to have the world's largest weathervane. They even have the WLRA Weathervane webpage dedicated to it. On the top of it is a replica of a lumber schooner and, at 48ft tall, with a length of 14ft and weighing 4,300lbs, it would seem to be a solid contender.
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news to the good citizens of Montague, but...
It also has four pillars around it, with a hemispherical notch cut into each pillar. When you line up the pillar's notch with the curve of the weathervane and get an 'O' you can tell the direction the wind is coming from.
Boaters report that not only is it useful for gauging the direction of the wind, it is also helpful, since it sits on a breakwater, in locating the entrance to the harbor.
It's a fine contender as the world's largest weathevane, but could there be one even larger?
|Now, this is a weathervane worthy of the World's Largest title|
So there you have it -- if you're near Switzerland or Michigan you can pack up a picnic lunch and view the also-rans, otherwise you can trek up to Whitehorse to see the real Champion of Giant Weathervanes.