Craters & Freighters of Phoenix Helps Deliver Carousel to New Home
PHOENIX, AZ - June 9, 2014 - It’s been eight years since children have stepped upon its platform, but the 1929 Allen Herschell Le Grande Carrousel that once sat in ruin at the Aquatic Center in Lake Havasu will once again shine bright and spin round, thanks to the efforts of Craters & Freighters Phoenix.
Originally, this 24-horse carousel was operated in Lake Havasu’s English Village, under the famous London Bridge, from 1986 to 1989 and then at the Aquatic Center from 2003 to 2006. Since then, it has sat unused and left to collect dust and debris.
Recently, the city decided to auction off the carousel as it did not have the means to bring it back to its pristine condition nor did the city have the resources to operate it.
Auctioned off by Public Surplus, the carousel sold for $22,600 to a man in the Philippines who plans to restore it for local residents in Manila, Philippines to enjoy. He envisions it being used by both children and adults for birthdays, weddings, and events.
The carousel’s 7,500 mile journey from Phoenix to the Philippines was overseen by Craters & Freighters Phoenix. Eight extra large crates, approximately 128-cubic-feet in size, were custom built to carefully accommodate the carousel, which was broken down into smaller pieces before being shipped to its new home overseas.
Although some residents of Lake Havasu are sad to see a piece of their childhood carted off, they can rest easy knowing that the carousel reached its destination safe and sound due to the care and expertise of Craters & Freighters Phoenix.
More than packing and shipping goods, Craters & Freighters handles memories. From treasured family items to antique collectibles and even a piece of Arizona’s history, they are the only company that treats your memories as their own.