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Suited Up For Hornets To Inspect Union Congregational Steeple

No, Halsey Platt of Platt Builders and lead carpenter Billy Dawes are not suiting up to join Elon Musk for a trip to Mars. In this photo they have donned protective gear against bald-faced hornets, which can be super aggressive, as they prepare to closely examine the Union Congregational Church Steeple from the bucket of a massive crane. [See photo front page of last week’s Groton Herald.] Photo by Steve Lieman


Removing the weather vane in preparing to remove, repair and replace the steeple.

View of the steeple from way up there.

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