Glover’s Regiment gifts town with relief carving from salvaged Fort Sewall wood

On Wednesday night at Abbot Hall, the Marblehead Glover’s Regiment presented the town with a relief carving of an American Revolutionary War patriot.

The artwork was carved from wood salvaged from the sycamore maple tree that stood on Fort Sewall for 147 years. A microburst severely damaged the 50-foot, 12-foot circumference tree in 2019 and it was later removed.

The carving was created by the regimental surgeon, Dr. Ray Sullivan of Middlebury, Connecticut.

Sullivan’s daughter, Katie, presented the relief carving alongside Capt. Seamus Daly and Larry Sands. Both members showed up in 18th century military uniforms.

The gift was given as a token of appreciation for the support and assistance of Marblehead leaders, residents and businesses in helping fulfill the regiment’s mission of keeping history alive and preserving the town’s history.

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