Fifty Two years and Counting

Saturday June 13 was the fifty second anniversary of Mayflower II sailing into Plymouth harbor. Past posts have covered many parts of the big event in 2007. You can also learn all about the ship and its history by going to the Mayflower section of our website.

This year there were a lot of things to do and see at the Mayflower site. We had paper bag puppet making, face painting, movies from 1957 running on a loop below decks, interpreters talking about Alan Vilieres, and all the books he wrote and a whole host of other things.

I was doing a book signing for the Felix and His Mayflower II Adventure, available through our online retail store, and the Nicholas, A New England Tale series of books, also available through our retail website.

The couple to my right in the picture is Joe Meany and his wife Ann. Joe was the American cabin boy during the 1957 crossing of Mayflower II. One of his duties was to keep an eye on the young kitten, Felix, acquired just before the ship sailed from Brixham.

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