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Westford, Massachusetts: The Ship Stone: Knights Templar

Rock with mysterious engravings supposedly pointed to the ship that dropped off Prince Henry Sinclair and his Knights Templar in 1398.

J.V. Fletcher Library

50 Main St., Westford, MA
Inside the J.V. Fletcher Library. I-495 exit 32. Follow sign to Westford. When you see the town common on the right, bear right. When that street ends, you'll the library, a yellow brick building, on the left. Park behind the building. The stone is on the ground floor, behind the staircase.
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Ship Stone.

The Ship Stone

This inscribed rock is said to give directions back to the ship that dropped off Prince Henry Sinclair and his Knights Templar in New England in 1398. They were either lost at sea or fleeing persecution from authorities. It is thought they carried the Holy Grail with them on the voyage. The stone was found in 1930 while excavating a road. The Westford Knight, a carving said to be atop the grave of one of the Templars, is within walking distance of this rock.

[Bill La Civita, 01/22/2019]

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