Mayflower II departs Mystic Seaport

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Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport announced that Mayflower II is now scheduled to depart Mystic Seaport on the morning of Monday, May 18, for her return trip to Plymouth.

The delay is due to difficulties with the availability of a tugboat to tow the ship back to Massachusetts.

The ship is scheduled to cast off at 8 a.m., although the exact time is dependent on tide levels and weather conditions that morning. The journey to Plymouth is expected to take two days.

Once back at her berth, 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.

The full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation has been at Mystic Seaport to undergo an extensive survey and the first phase of multi-year restoration at the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.

For information about Mayflower II and her restoration, visit www.plimoth.org/sos