WTNH Catches Up with Mayflower II

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Connecticut’s WTNH News 8, an ABC affiliate, caught up recently with Whit Perry, Director of Maritime Preservation and Operations for Plimoth Plantation and Matt Barnes, Mystic Seaport’s lead shipwright on the project. Watch the video here:

What a Winter!

Looking aft from amidships along the stbd side.

Well, work on Mayflower II is progressing well here at Mystic Seaport in spite of the weather!  The skill and determination of the workers both from Mystic and Plymouth is incredible!  Along with everything that is happening down here, Don, George, Dick, Joe, Rick, Natalie and Allen are making excellent progress on spars and rigging … [Read more…]

Blizzard 2015

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  Digging out after the storm!  Now back to work. We had about 2 feet of snow here at Mystic Seaport!  But the ship came through fine, we had added some large concrete blocks with cables and chain falls to the four corners of the ship for that belt and suspender approach to secure the … [Read more…]

The Ballast is out

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Hello all, I hope the New Year finds you well. Here at Mystic Seaport we are happy to report all the ballast is out of Mayflower II. All 130 tons.  72 tons of cobblestone, 56 tons of rusted pig iron and cut up railroad ties, and 2 tons of rust scale and small bits!!       … [Read more…]

Mystic Seaport or Bust

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Downrigged at Mystic Seaport Well, here we are at Mystic Seaport.  The Transit could not have gone smoother! Day 1: Plymouth to New Bedford.  Day two: New Bedford to New London, CT.  Day three: Time the tide and move from New London up the Mystic river and into the seaport.  Thanks to Charlie Mitchell and … [Read more…]