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Historic Mattapoisett Clock Damaged In Blizzard

MATTAPOISETT (CBS) – A piece of history painstakingly restored over the past two years in Mattapoisett is broken again.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports 

The clock tower at the Center School was up and running until last week’s blizzard took it out of commission again.

“After the 18 month project, it was all restored and back to its home and then we had hurricane blizzard Nemo, which drives in all this snow that sits on this not water-proof hatch and leaked down onto the clock,” clock keeper Ray Andrews told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey.

The keeper of the Mattapoisett clock. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey)

The keeper of the Mattapoisett clock Ray Andrews. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey)

The water damaged the clock.  It is now being repaired in Maine.  Andrews expects it to be back in the tower in a few days.

It was originally built in 1898.

It took 18 months to restore it at a cost of $70,000.

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