Woburn, Massachusetts: USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl

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Address:
Pleasant St., Woburn, MA
Directions:
I-95 exit 35, then drive south on Hwy 38 into town. The air scoop is at the rotary/common in the heart of town.
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USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl.

USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl

Woburn nabbed a crumpled Ventilation Cowl from a sunken battleship, but enshrined it in an unventilated glass box that fogs over, making appreciation of the relic difficult.

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The Fog of War: USS Maine Ventilator Cowl

A humidity-fogged display of an important historical artifact. What to do?

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USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl.

USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl

Newly installed in a purpose-specific display case. The case no longer fogs up [like the previous case] but does hinder photographs with a severe glare and reflection.

[D. Andrews, 11/24/2016]
Air Scoop from the Battleship Maine

For many years growing up in the town of Woburn, Massachusetts I strolled by an artifact placed inside a glass case on the town common. As a child I had viewed this object many times without realizing it's historical significance. In the case is an air scoop from the deck of the U.S.S Maine. Upon graduating from the local high school I enlisted in the navy. After a four year tour I promptly returned to my beloved hometown. Many years later at the local Veterans club I was embroiled in a discussion about the contents of the glass enclosure -- a few of the members took the short walk to verify the scoop's existence. Recently while on a ski trip to Maine I read a story in a local paper about plans for a centennial ceremony for the U.S.S Maine. I have tried unsuccessfully to contact the committee in regards to this artifact. Perhaps someone would be interested ?

[Dave O., 02/12/1998]

We'll wager Findlay's not sending their bathtub anywhere, celebration or not.


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