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Aprils 7, 2017 – Animals wait to be mounted on the Boston Common Carousel on Friday. Employees working at The Frog Pond, which is a public private partnership of the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston, had hoped to have the attraction running by the end of the day, but were delayed by an electrical issue. “You have a better chance of seeing the Constitution turn than that thing,” said one employee. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Aprils 7, 2017 – Marcos Messias fits the last ring of the light bulbs on the Boston Common Carousel on Friday. Another worker, Ricardo Martin, estimated that they had installed over 1,000 bulbs that day – enough to fill three trash bags. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Aprils 7, 2017 –Marcos Messias (right), Ricardo Martin (center), and an unidentified worker move the animals for the Boston Common Carousel on Friday. After preparing all the animals to be mounted on the carousel, the three men had to move them back into storage due to an electrical issue. “We got ‘em all in the coral,” said Martin. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Aprils 7, 2017 – Reggie Geraldo of Malden installs wiring for the Boston Common Carousel on Friday. The control mechanism for the carousel, which has been in use since 1993, is burned out and must be replaced. Jean Farias, pictured holding the ladder, on the right, believes that the problem is due to moisture, because the Carousel spends the winter out in the elements, at the Franklin Park yard. Photo by Ian Coss.
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Aprils 7, 2017 – An unidentified couple poses for engagement photos on the Boston Common Carousel on Friday, despite the fact that the attraction is not yet operating due to an electrical issue. While disappointed that the lights weren’t on, the photographer was able to borrow a stepladder from the electrician working on the site. Photo by Ian Coss.
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