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For real world information about Drowne, see Shem Drowne on Wikipedia.
Mentioned-only character
Shem Drowne
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
FamilyThomas Drowne (son)
Mentioned inFallout 4

Deacon Shem Drowne (December 4, 1683January 13, 1774) was a coppersmith and tinplate worker in colonial Boston, Massachusetts.


Shem Drowne owned a shop in Boston's North End and is credited as being America's first documented weather vane craftsman. Among his most famous creations were a gilded American Indian archer atop the Providence House, a six-foot long swallow-tailed banner atop Old North Church, and the gilded grasshopper atop Faneuil Hall, which he cast in 1742.[1]

The Grasshopper fell in the Cape Ann earthquake in 1755, but it was quickly repaired and returned to the top of Faneuil Hall by Shem and his son Thomas. On June 28, 1768, Thomas placed a note within the grasshopper's belly labeled Food for the grasshopper, which remained atop Faneuil Hall until at least 2287.[2] After his death in 1774, Drowne was interred in a graveyard in North End, with several bars of metal and a sword of his own creation. The amended note would be returned to inside the weather vane.[2]


Shem Drowne is mentioned only in Fallout 4.