Sunday, 1 September 2013

Mayflower II

I started a new collection , cruise ship postcards ,but I think that there are a lot of beautiful ship postcards that deserves to show them in this blog .

 This beautiful card comes from ,Treksek who was so generous and gave it to me .Thank you very much ,Treksek :)

Mayflower II is a replica of the 17th-century ship Mayflower, celebrated for transporting the Pilgrims to the New World. The replica was built in Devon, England, during 1955–1956, in a collaboration between Englishman Warwick Charlton and Plimoth Plantation, an American museum. The work drew from reconstructed ship blueprints held by the American museum with hand construction by English shipbuilders' using traditional methods. On April 20, 1957, recreating the original voyage, Mayflower II was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, under the command of Alan Villiers. According to the ship's log, Mayflower II was towed up the East River into New York City on Monday, July 1, 1957 Afterwards, Villiers and crew received a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

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