With permission from Mayor Carolyn Kirk I was able to climb a series of stairs and ladders to the top of Gloucester's historic City Hall tower. After a fire destroyed the original building, work was begun in 1870 for a then sum of $100,000! Recently the tower has received renovations to correct a lean in the tower and has been strengthened. The windows weren't the cleanest but I managed to get these shots. My handheld GPS showed 133' above ground level at the upper most reaches.
Central Fire Headquarters!
Good Harbor Beach and Thacher Island!
Good Harbor Beach!
The Greasy Pole!
Harbor Loop and Rocky Neck!
Looking down towards Pleasant Street!
The Fort,Ten Pound Island and the breakwater!
The clock's inner workings!
Bell and striker!
Another view of the bell and striker!
The bell again!
Looking up from inside the tower!
Inside the tower!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!