After a three-year, multi-million-dollar restoration at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, Mayflower II – a replica of the original Mayflower — will return home to Plymouth, MA, where it is a major exhibit of Plimoth Plantation, according to a press release from Plimoth Plantation.
If weather conditions allow the ship is scheduled to pass through Cape Cod Canal on Monday, August 10. There are many vantage points along the canal where the public can see the ship passing. (The ship will be towed at times.)
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Docked at her berth on Plymouth’s waterfront, Mayflower II will open to the public on August 12. Admission swill be timed, via reserved ticketing. Starting August 8, the public may reserve tickets online at plimoth.org. Masks or face coverings are required for all staff and visitors. Location of Plimoth Plantation.
The ship left Mystic Seaport Museum on July 20 and was towed to the City Pier of New London, CT, where a crew of 27 seamen conducted sea trials and sail training. On August 4, with Tropical Storm Isaias looming, Mayflower II was moved the ship to New Bedford’s State Pier for greater protection from the weather.
On its sail from New Bedford to Plymouth, the ship will make a penultimate stop at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzard’s Bay. It is scheduled to arrive at the academy late on Saturday, August 8.
On August 10, Mayflower will depart Mass Maritime under tow at 8:45 a.m. and make its way through the Cape Cod Canal.
Once the ship is through the Cape Cod Canal, Captain Whit Perry may set sail if weather conditions permit. The ship will be towed at times. Mayflower will make its way into Plymouth Harbor under tow, arriving at the State Pier at Pilgrim Memorial State Park at mid-afternoon on August 10
All times are approximate and subject to change based on weather, tide, wind and other factors that may impact the safety of the ship and the crew. Those wishing to track Mayflower can use the MarineTraffic app or website: www.marinetraffic.com. Search for Mayflower and choose the US sailing vessel result.
Plimoth is grateful for the generous support of Mayflower’s homecoming journey lead sponsor Tech-Etch, as well as major supporters Coca-Cola, Mayflower Brewing Company, Howland Capital Management, Pathstone, RSM, ADT, Harbourtown Plymouth, Rogers & Gray, Cigna, G&G Silkscreen and Embroidery, and Tiny & Sons. For information on all sponsors, please visit www.plimoth.org/mayflowervoyage.