Turning Mayflower II

This amusing photo was taken by David Maccaferri. A local photographer who lives in the area and has a keen eye for interesting photo’s (view his work at PresenceInPhotograhy.com). While his suggestion for turning the ship might not work, it does give me the opportunity to address a question I often get this time of … [Read more…]

Turning Mayflower II

This amusing photo was taken by David Maccaferri. A local photographer who lives in the area and has a keen eye for interesting photo’s (view his work at PresenceInPhotograhy.com). While his suggestion for turning the ship might not work, it does give me the opportunity to address a question I often get this time of … [Read more…]

Summer Camp at Mayflower II

A popular activity we have added to the Mayflower program in the last few years is the week long daily summer camp. Camp kids spend a week coming to the museum each day to learn about  and participate in our 17th century programs. Wednesdays is Mayflower II day. The kids get to row the shipsboat … [Read more…]

One more frame

Before shaping  and installing the new wale over the rebuilt framing, I decided to remove the last bit of the old wale at the transom. I had left about five feet because the wood was good and it seemed unnecessary to take it out. However when we picked up  the wood order from Heyes Sawmill … [Read more…]

One more frame

Before shaping  and installing the new wale over the rebuilt framing, I decided to remove the last bit of the old wale at the transom. I had left about five feet because the wood was good and it seemed unnecessary to take it out. However when we picked up  the wood order from Heyes Sawmill … [Read more…]

Starboard Quarter Repair

Here is a nice view of one of the major repairs we are working on this summer. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is work required by our dry dock inspection this past winter. I have removed around twenty two feet of the main wale (you can see the remaining timber under the … [Read more…]

Starboard Quarter Repair

Here is a nice view of one of the major repairs we are working on this summer. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is work required by our dry dock inspection this past winter. I have removed around twenty two feet of the main wale (you can see the remaining timber under the … [Read more…]