Remembering Joe Meany

Joe Meany visits Mayflower II in 2016

We remember our friend Joe Meany, who recently passed away, with great fondness and appreciation. In 1957, a 17-year-old Joe was the American “cabin boy” aboard Mayflower II on her maiden journey from Brixham, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, having won the coveted spot through a national Boys’ Club of America contest. When the ship was becalmed, … [Read more…]

Our Hearts Beat for Mayflower II!

Our hearts beat for Mayflower II! We are thrilled to offer this very limited edition “Heart of Mayflower,” lovingly carved by hand by volunteers from planks that were removed from the Mayflower II during the restoration process. The bits of pine tar, scratches and nicks are part of what makes this object so special. It is a heart … [Read more…]

A Mayflower Memory: Linda Cabot Black

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As we prepare for the milestone moment that will be Mayflower II‘s return in 2019 to Plymouth Harbor in Massachusetts following a more than 30-month restoration, we at Plimoth Plantation have been delighted to hear from friends near and far about their “Mayflower Memories.” Our Development Director Courtney Roy-Branigan recently enjoyed a fireside chat with … [Read more…]

Welcome, Mayflower Society!

All set up at Hotel 1620 for the 41st Congress of the Mayflower Society!

A warm welcome to all those visiting Plymouth, Massachusetts this weekend for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants‘ 41st Mayflower Congress! We look forward to seeing many of you at our sites, including the 17th Century English Village, Wampanoag Homesite, Plimoth Grist Mill and our waterfront exhibit – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”. Plus, … [Read more…]

A Guest Post: Stem Assembly

Picking up the completed lower - 1700 lbs!

If you follow our blog, you likely are aware that Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation’s full-scale reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Patuxet (present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts) in 1620, is in the midst of an exciting multi-year restoration process at Mystic Seaport. What you may not know is that our team is working alongside Mystic Seaport’s shipwrights … [Read more…]