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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

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Mayflower II Arrives in New York in 1957

Yesterday, we posted about the renewal and reconstruction of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum. Here is a short video of the ship in 1957 arriving in New York on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. I love the … Continue reading

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Hauling the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport

I hope everyone who celebrates the American holiday is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holiday is associated with a group of English settlers now known as the Pilgrims who arrived on the Massachusetts coast around 1620 on the ship Mayflower. … Continue reading

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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

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Voyage of the Mayflower II, 1957

Happy Thanksgiving! As a “Throwback Thursday” — Thanksgiving edition, here is a short video of the voyage of the Mayflower II across the Atlantic in 1957, under the command of Captain Alan Villiers. Voyage of the Mayflower II, 1957

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Alan Villiers, Mayflower II, Joseph Conrad and Mystic Seaport

While not a particular believer in ghosts, if the ghost of Alan Villiers is about, I suspect that he must smiling.  The arrival of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum is the reunion, of sorts, of two ships long … Continue reading

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