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A carousel with a saucy Boston accent

By David Filipov
Globe Staff / June 30, 2012
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Jeff Briggs, a sculptor from Newburyport, was chosen to create the creatures riders will mount on the Boston-themed carousel planned for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Instead of horses, the carousel will feature such iconic local fauna as a right whale, a harbor seal, and a codfish. Even for Briggs, who has designed custom carousel characters for 25 years, capturing the features of some of these animals presented a challenge.

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