Thursday, April 18, 2013

Library Finds: The Cool, the Odd, and the Curious

This month’s library find is a model of the Mayflower crafted and donated to the Arcadia Public Library by Carl Madsen. 

The Mayflower was the ship that carried the first pilgrims to America, in 1620. It was built around 1610 and probably had three masts and two decks. Its normal speed would have been 2.5 miles per hour. The voyage across the Atlantic from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts took 66 days.  You can view this model ship to the south of the Adult Information Services desk. Come on in and take a look!

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