Halifax, Massachusetts: Legs of Myles Standish

The military commander of the Pilgrims has a towering statue in Duxbury. But the 12-foot-tall, 10-ton granite legs of the original 1872 statue, destroyed by lightning in 1922, are in Halifax.
Address:
20 Dwight St., Halifax, MA
Directions:
On the north side of West Lake. From Hwy 58/Monponsett St. turn west onto Ocean Ave. Drive one block. Turn right onto Dwight St. You'll soon see the legs on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Myles Standish's Legs.

Myles Standish's Legs

The legs have been moved. They're now on Dwight Street, parallel to Route 58, between Ocean Avenue and Short Street. They stand between a section of railroad tracks in front of an old barrel manufacturing site.

[Tom Nee, 06/29/2017]

Miles Standish legs.

Myles Standish's Legs

12 ft. tall granite legs are from the original Myles Standish statue in Duxbury. The top half was hit by lightning and destroyed in 1922. These legs were found in a Quincy Quarry in the 1990s. You can see these on Route 58 in Halifax, just after Ocean Ave but before the Hanson town line.

[Jen, 03/24/2014]

June 2014: photo added. A complete Myles Standish statue copy stands atop the 100-ft. monument in Duxbury that attracted the August 26, 1922 lightning strike. The original lower portion of the statue was found in a quarry where it had been dumped. Scorch marks from the lightning can still be seen on the legs.

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