Blue Hill Kite Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 34

Long Description:
The sign over the entrance to the shed says:

"The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory
"Kite Shed
"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

County: Norfolk

City/Town Name: Milton

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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