Seven Months After Crash, The Main Street Fountain Returns

Nantucket Current •

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Photo by David Creed

The Main Street fountain has returned. 

Seven months after it was smashed into pieces by the driver of a pickup truck, the fountain returned to its rightful place on lower Main Street Monday morning.

The island landmark, which was repaired off-island by Cassidy Bros. Forge in Rowley, Mass., was reinstalled by a DPW crew and workers from Bartlett Consolidated and Nantucket Electrical Contractors.

The Cassidy Bros. Forge team spent weeks “performing intricate welding repairs on the fountain,” according to the town’s announcement. “This included extensive stitch welding and brazing, followed by re-plumbing for water and electrical connections. The fountain was then steel grit blasted using refrigerated dry air and painted with Navy-grade marine paint to protect against corrosion. A custom light fixture from Penn Globe was added to complete the restoration.”

Photos below by David Creed and Kit Noble. Watch the Current's video of the installation by clicking here

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