Mayflower II Departs for Mystic Seaport
Mayflower II has departed Plymouth, Massachusetts today for routine maintenance work at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.
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.
About Plimoth Patuxet
Plimoth Patuxet is one of the Nation’s foremost living history museums. Founded in 1947, the Museum creates engaging experiences of history built on thorough research about the Indigenous and European people who met along Massachusetts' historic shores of change in the 1600s. Immersive and educational encounters underscore the collaborations as well as the cultural clash and conflicts of the 17th-century people of this region. Major exhibits include the Historic Patuxet Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Mayflower II, and Plimoth Grist Mill. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, Plimoth Patuxet is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from early spring through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. For more information, visit plimoth.org. Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.