The Belfry of St. Mary’s Cathedral Saginaw MI

Everyday at noon if you are in the Cathedral District on Saginaw’s eastside, you will hear the bells ringing at St.Mary’s Cathedral. The bells were cast by Stucksted & Brothers of St. Louis MO. This is what is going on up inside the belfry.

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Special thanks to Tim Muter for providing access to the tower

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9 Responses to “The Belfry of St. Mary’s Cathedral Saginaw MI”

  1. Erin says:

    Beautiful pictures! You are definitely more brave than I – just seeing that extension ladder made me cringe! :)

    • thor says:

      Thanks Erin! Yes, It is a dizzing height and to think when the cathedral was built in 1901 there wasn’t the modern construction equipment available today

      Thor

  2. Magnificent pictures! Thank you, Tim! Your work shows that you have a very deep appreciation for the Cathedral of this great diocese. You are pretty brave too!

    • thor says:

      Tim did a great job getting me up into the cathedral stafely to take these photos. It is a journey not for the faint of heart! A staircase, and two very tall steep ladders!

      Thor

  3. Leslie Duperon says:

    Stunning. A few make me think of Ken Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth.”

  4. Janet (Seman) Little says:

    my father sang in the men’s choir on Sunday morning 9:15 Mass.He always made us sit up there. (probably so we couldn’t sneak out!) I hated it up there…way too creepy!

  5. Tom Metiva says:

    excellent job on the pictures!! I don’ t so much mind the “Bats in the Belfry” aspect, as the looks of the long, steep ladder. Pretty scary for someone who does not like to go beyond the second step on the ladder.

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