Mayflower II begins voyage after restoration

21 Jul 2020

Community Interest

As onlookers flanked both sides of the Mystic River and people watched from small boats and kayaks, the Mayflower II left the Mystic Seaport Museum shipyard in the fog Monday morning on its way to New London.

The voyage marks the completion of a yearslong restoration project at the museum. The ship, a replica of the vessel the Pilgrims traveled in to reach Plymouth in 1620, will participate in sea trials in New London for about two weeks before leaving to return to Plymouth, Mass., on Aug 10.

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