Block, Strop & Pole! A Restoration Update

We’re pleased to share a post from Plimoth Plantation Maritime Artisan Don Heminitz about some of the recent behind-the-scenes work happening at our Marine Rigging and Carpentry Shop in Plymouth while Mayflower II is in dry-dock at Mystic Seaport. Thanks, Don, for the wonderful update, and also to Maritime Artisan George Ward and volunteers Dick Beane, … [Read more…]

Mayflower II Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary of Transatlantic Voyage

Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation’s full-scale reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, will soon mark 60 years since its well-publicized arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts on June 13, 1957. Built in England and sailed across the Atlantic by an adventurous crew, the ship was a gift from the people of England … [Read more…]

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…]