Mayflower II, Plimoth Patuxet Museums' 65-year-old historic reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the shores of historic Patuxet in 1620, has departed Plymouth, Massachusetts today for routine maintenance work at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The ship is under tow for this journey by the tugboat JAGUAR, operated by Mitchell Towing in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Once at Mystic Seaport, the ship will be moved into dry dock for regular maintenance and painting during the winter months. Mayflower II will return to Plymouth Harbor in time for Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ reopening for the 2022 season in early April.