A New Boat Building Project

This is the very first day of a new project for our department. We will be building a 10′ rowing boat, based on a 17th century model, with a group from our education department’s camp kids. First, in the picture Danny, in the foreground, and Keith are planning the edges of 2 pieces of plywood … [Read more…]

Eternally Painting

Along with the two big restoration projects currently underway at the ship we are trying to tackle some painting. If you have visited the ship in the last year or so you might have noticed the ship could use a paint job. I know others have noticed because it shows up in comment cards, casual … [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…]

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…]