New Video: Installing the Whiskey Plank

Mayflower II bow planked October 2018_Mashuta

This fall, a major milestone of Mayflower’s restoration was completed: the installation of the “whiskey plank,” in this case the last hull plank below the wale. Reaching this goal means that 182 planks have been fastened on, allowing the team to remove the horizontal steel I-beams that have to this point been helping to support … [Read more…]

What a Winter!

Looking aft from amidships along the stbd side.

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…]