In his third talk for the Alden Kindred, author Randal Charlton will show rare film and tell new stories about the ship that his father sailed to America in 1957.
On the anniversary of the arrival of Mayflower ll on American shores on June 11 1957, Randal Charlton will reveal untold stories about the building of the ship in England and its journey across the Atlantic.
Who brought the ship to America and Why? How was President Eisenhower involved? What happened to two stowaways? How was the ship nearly sent to the bottom of the sea twice? Why were leeches taken onboard and who were they fed to? What historic reenactment took place shortly after arrival and where? And what was the important role played by an Alden descendent in welcoming the Mayflower ll?
Get the inside story of the ship that is now an American treasure from Randal Charlton, the son of Warwick Charlton who gave Mayflower ll to America.
Randal wrote about his father and the story of how Mayflower II came to be in his book "The Wicked Pilgrim: The True Story of the Englishman Who Gave Mayflower II to America." Buy your copy at www.mayflowereventnews or www.alden.org.