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Church Bell

The bell in the church tower was made in the bellworks by Paul Revere and his sons. It is a brass bell - very big - and weighs 1,240 pounds - the same weight as about 20 kids.

The bell was shipped on a ship from Boston to Portland and brought by oxen to Gorham and delivered outside the door. Everyone in town had to gather together to pull the rope raising the bell.

The rope connected to the bell in the church is 110 feet up. The rope is connected to a wagon wheel which moves the bell. This rope can "roll" the bell, moving the bell back and forth to make it ring.

It is precious. There are only 11 bells made by Paul Revere left in Maine.