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Old 10-21-2011, 07:28 AM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
 
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Default MQ Mermaid offered to Museum

The Howard Steamboat Museum was contacted twice this week about the homeless mermaid, but after consideration and consultation with board members, it was my duty as curator of collections to decline the offer. Over the years I've heard the mermaids named "Maysie & Daisy" and also "Laverne & Shirley". Although the mermaids are certainly unique items from the boat, these mythical gals from the briney deep simply don't fit our Victorian era scheme of displays at the museum! Laura Burke Howard would come back to haunt us for sure!
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