Steel beams, wooden spars, iron strops: a Mayflower update

As 2018 comes to a close, progress isn’t slowing down on Mayflower’s restoration. The combined Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport Museum team is working diligently on this historic project and staying on track for completion in 2019. It was a milestone-heavy Fall, with the removal of the large steel I-beams that helped provide structural integrity … [Read more…]

WoodenBoat Show 2018 Underway!

  WoodenBoat Show 2018 We’re thrilled to be welcoming thousands of visitors to Mayflower II this weekend during the 27th annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport Museum, where our national treasure is receiving a major re-fit to help her sail into the future! The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications to celebrates the design … [Read more…]

New INTERWOVEN Podcast Episode: Dispatch from the Restoration at Mystic Seaport!

Plimoth Interwoven podcast logo

Plimoth’s INTERWOVEN podcast team is back at Mayflower II‘s restoration in Mystic to catch up with Whit Perry, Director of Maritime Preservation and Operations for Plimoth Plantation, and Matt Barnes, lead shipwright on the Mayflower II Restoration Project at Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. They shared exciting updates on the restoration process that have occurred since … [Read more…]

Martime Artisan Update: Andrew Guest Talks Restoring the Bow

Andrew Guest, Maritime Artisan

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW GUEST, MARITIME ARTISAN Hello everyone! As some of you may know, my role down here in Mystic is as one-third of the team working to restore Mayflower II’s bow, along with Mystic Seaport’s Chris Sanders and Louie Marandola. We’ve had our work cut out for us, as the condition of the ship … [Read more…]