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Watch Hill Flying Horses
Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round & Beach
Watch Hill, RI
Carousel Name:Watch Hill Flying Horses
Park:Watch Hill Merry-Go-Round & Beach
Description:C. W. F. Dare
Carousel Class:Classic Wood Carousel
Last Update:2022
Year Built:c.1883
Type:2 rows, Portable, Suspended Swing, All Wood composition
Figures:20 Horses
Music:Band Organ: repro facade w/recorded music
Notes:Operational Ring Arm, Recognized as a National Historic Landmark - 1987, Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1980, Received the NCA Historic Carousel Award - 2019
Comments:The carousel may date before 1883. No platform. 20 horses are suspended. The horses have real hair tails and manes, agate eyes, and leather saddles. The carousel was originally horse powered. Among the oldest operating carousels in North America.
History:Original Location Unknown, Date Unknown to Unknown
Savin Rock, West Haven, CT, 1883 to 1888
Watch Hill Flying Horses, Watch Hill, RI, 1989 to present
Directions/Hours:South end of Bay street in Watch Hill. Placed in storage in winter months. Visit website for more information and hours of operation.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 1742, Westerly, RI, 02891
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