Homeward bound: Mayflower II set to get under way

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The New England maritime history museums Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport announced that Mayflower II is currently scheduled to depart Mystic Seaport on the morning of May 16 for her return trip to Plymouth, Mass.

In the past several months, the full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation has undergone an extensive survey and a first phase of restoration work at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport.

Mayflower II will be towed by tugboat back from Connecticut to Plymouth, a trip that should take an estimated two days.

Once back at her berth in Plymouth, the ship will be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and other preparations will be carried out to make her ready to reopen to visitors prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

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