Tag Archives: Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard

Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport — the Restoration Continues

Here is a fascinating new video from Mystic Seaport Museum describing the restoration of Mayflower II  at the seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.  Mayflower II is a  reproduction of the original Mayflower  built from 1955-1957.   Restoration Continues: Mayflower II … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport — the Restoration Continues

Journey to Restoration: Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport DuPont Shipyard

Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is working in partnership with Plimoth Plantation to restore Mayflower II. Mayflower II will move back to its berth at the Plimouth Plantation for the summer and then return to Mystic for an extended … Continue reading

Posted in Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Boiler Trouble on the Mystic Seaport Steamer Sabino

The steamer Sabino, built in 1908, has been a popular attraction at the Mystic Seaport Museum since 1974, offering boat rides on the Mystic River to an estimated 33,000 passengers yearly. The steamboat; which the museum bills as the oldest … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The “Shutter Plank” Goes on the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Today at Mystic Seaport, CT

Correction:  The original post listed the wrong date for the anticipated launching of the  Charles W. Morgan. The correct date is  July 21, 2013. Congratulations to the Mystic Seaport Museum and all those working on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  This afternoon at around 2PM, … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Rebuilding the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan – First Hull Plank

The Charles W. Morgan was launched in 1841. She is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and is the “crown jewel” of the Mystic Seaport Museum collection.  She has been undergoing restoration at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport … Continue reading

Posted in Current, Lore of the Sea, Ships | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Rebuilding the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan – First Hull Plank