Blue Hill Kite Barn
Posted by: NorStar
N 42° 12.734 W 071° 06.818
19T E 325532 N 4675503
Quick Description: The kite shed housed weather kites used to make atmospheric observations many thousand feet in the air.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2007 3:51:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM13A5
The sign over the entrance to the shed says:
"The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory
"World's first continuous sounding of the atmosphere by Kite
"August 4, 1894
"Kite Shed erected 1897 - Rebuilt by the MDC 1999 Highest Kite Flight 15,793 (above MSL) July July 19, 1900"
There is another sign explaining the research conducted using kites.
Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Metropolitan District Commission
Year Placed: 1997
City/Town Name: Milton
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
When logging a Massachusetts Historic Marker, we ask that you not only describe your visit, but to upload a picture from it. The picture does not have to be of the marker - one picture of the marker is enough. But a photo of you standing next to the marker or a photograph the subject of the marker - those are examples of possible photographs to upload.