Heritage, Volume 5, Number 3, Autumn 1987 Page: 9
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Ebenezer Scrooge warns visitors to stay at home and avail the merriment
of Dickens On the Strand.
station, and later donate the proceeds from the event
covers sales to local charities.
Meanwhile, the famous square rigger ELISSA is
entertaining visitors at her Pier 21 berth just a block off
The Strand. ELISSA volunteers transform the site into a
London Wharf scene of the last century. St. Nicholas
makes a special visit to ELISSA on Friday, being rowed
ashore in one of the Tall Ship's small boats, bringing
along the traditional ship's Christmas tree, which is
hoisted up to the tip top of the 100 foot mainmast. Just $1
will gain entrance to this London Wharf on December 5
and 6, where baked goods, wassail and steaming clam
chowder are served up straight from the 19th century
A stone's throw away, the COLONEL paddlewheel
boat is also celebrating Dickens, and visitors can view the
entire wharf scene from the Railroad Museum's famous
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