The 16 rounding boards, located on the upper outside of the Carousel, are usually the first things families see as they approach the Carousel. These boards consist of a round panel, made up of a metal sheet, mounted on a wood frame. On the metal sheet are two carved dragons, and under the dragons is a nature scene that was historically painted. The panels are connected to each other by a framed mirror.
Additionally, the Carousel Restoration Project is working with the City of Thunder Bay’s Public Art Committee to identify iconic images of local scenery and artists will be commissioned to paint them on each of the rounding boards.
The restoration will include:
Removal of all paint
Smoothing out of the metal plate, including the covering of any holes
Repair of the dragons and mirrors, including re-carving where necessary
Repainting both the rounding board and the mirror frame