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Viewfinder: Paragon Carousel on Nantucket Beach

The Paragon Carousel on Nantasket Beach in Hull is home to 66 carved horses, two Roman chariots, 36 cherubs, 18 goddesses, and countless happy childhood memories. It opens for business every year on Easter weekend, a sure sign of spring and the promise of summer. Built in 1928, saved from the auction block twice, the carousel is now operated by a nonprofit and its restoration is an ongoing project.

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Nearby, Erin Reed, 3, and her sister Abigail, 6, of Weymouth, have their photo taken by their mother, Maria, after a birthday party at the carousel.