JUNEAU - A rare, original copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence of 1776 will be displayed on Princess Cruises ships docking in Juneau early next month.
Kirby Day, the company's Alaska manager, said the copy will be exhibited for about two hours each on various ships from July 1 through July 8.
The copy belongs to the nonprofit organization Declare Yourself, founded by television producer Norman Lear.
Princess says the document is one of an estimated 200 broadside copies made for distribution to colonies and King George of England. The copy - one of 25 remaining - was found between a frame and painting bought for $4 by a Pennsylvania man.
Lear and his wife, Lyn, bought the copy for $8.14 million.
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