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Note: Unveiled 2 June 1914 by Mrs Joseph Chamberlain in Weymouth-Dorset, UK

Unveiled 2 June 1914 by Mrs Joseph Chamberlain in Weymouth-Dorset, UK

It was originally sited by Weymouth Pavilion, The Ritz, which was destroyed by fire in 1954. It was later moved to the Alexandra Gardens nearby. In 1999 the Weymouth Civic Society launched an appeal to raise money for it to re-sited by the harbour.It is now positioned by the harbour steps to greet passengers alighting from the ferries. A memorial bench has been sited with it in memory of Eric Ricketts, a well known and respected Weymouth historian who has published many works of Weymouth'shistory.

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Note: The inscription: In memory of Richard Clark captain and pilot of Weymouth, who in 1583 sailed thenceā€¦

The inscription: In memory of Richard Clark captain and pilot of Weymouth, who in 1583 sailed thence to join Sir Humphrey Gilbert's voyage of discovery to Newfoundland, and of John Endicott who on June 20, 1628, set forth from Weymouth in the ship"Abigail" on the expedition which led to the establishment of the plantation at Salem, Massachusetts.

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Note: https://www.buttonhome.org/webtrees/data/media/ships.html
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Note: who came to America with governor John Endicott, landing at Salem, Mass., September 6, 1628. Compileā€¦

who came to America with governor John Endicott, landing at Salem, Mass., September 6, 1628. Compiled from authentic sources by Button, A. (Alphonso), b. 1834