Watch this video Don Heminitz, Plimoth Plantation maritime artisan assistant, made the other day as we were going in the water! We only lowered the ship part way “to get her feet wet” so to speak. We will lower it the rest of the way on Monday.
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…]
Well, we are in the midst of performing exploratory surgery on Mayflower II. We are not finding huge surprises, but are finding exactly what we expected…the ship needs a major refit. Above, Paul Haley working on his survey with project manager Rob Whalen in the basket! Then a few days … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]