Greenfield’s Yankee Siege hurls piano and more in latest trebuchet feat

Kathy Seigars of Greenfield  starts to lead the crowd in a countdown as Steve Seigars demonstates the release line.

Kathy Seigars of Greenfield  starts to lead the crowd in a countdown as Steve Seigars demonstates the release line. STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Steve Seigars, creator of the Yankee Siege, explains how the trebuchet works to British podcast crew on Sunday in Greenfield. 

Steve Seigars, creator of the Yankee Siege, explains how the trebuchet works to British podcast crew on Sunday in Greenfield.  COURTESY PHOTO BY WARREN ALDRICH

The piano is moved into place to be launched by the The Yankee Siege. 

The piano is moved into place to be launched by the The Yankee Siege.  COURTESY PHOTO BY WARREN ALDRICH

Steve Seigars of Greenfield, creator of the world famous Yankee Siege trebuchet, being interviewed for the British podcast “Abandoned America.”

Steve Seigars of Greenfield, creator of the world famous Yankee Siege trebuchet, being interviewed for the British podcast “Abandoned America.”

Steve Seigars giving safety instructions to his grandchildren and other helpers before a launch of the Yankee Siege. 

Steve Seigars giving safety instructions to his grandchildren and other helpers before a launch of the Yankee Siege.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

A member of the “Yankee Siege Pit Crew” delivers the soon-to-be- airborne piano. 

A member of the “Yankee Siege Pit Crew” delivers the soon-to-be- airborne piano.  COURTESY PHOTO BY WARREN ALDRICH

Steve Seigars checking The Yankee Siege before launch. 

Steve Seigars checking The Yankee Siege before launch.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The doomed piano awaits death by trebuchet. 

The doomed piano awaits death by trebuchet.  COURTESY PHOTO BY WARREN ALDRICH

A flour barrel flies above The Yankee Siege. 

A flour barrel flies above The Yankee Siege.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Published: 05-14-2024 2:02 PM

A crowd gathered Sunday afternoon at the site of the Yankee Siege to see Greenfield’s world champion trebuchet launch flour barrels and a piano into the old pumpkin fields at Route 31 and New Boston Road. Steve and Kathy Seigars, creators of the Yankee Siege, fired the trebuchet for a British podcast “Abandoned America.” To learn more about the show or to see the upcoming episode, please go to: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/abandoned-america/id1619808235.

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