Mayflower II Begins Voyage to Plymouth After 3-Year Restoration

The Mayflower II, the 106-foot wooden replica of the original Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620, is returning to its home port of Plymouth Harbor, MA, after undergoing an extensive three-year restoration at Mystic Seaport. Final cost of the work was $11.2 million.

The ship was relaunched in Mystic, CT, on September 7, 2019, but began its return voyage to Plymouth in July 20 to the cheers of thousands of spectators, many of whom followed her down the Mystic River and into Long Island Sound. The ship is expected to arrive in Plymouth around August 10 after sea trials. The public is expected to be allowed onboard, but with safety restrictions.

Those wishing to track Mayflower II‘s progress can click here.

Or use the MarineTraffic app or website: Search for Mayflower and choose the US sailing vessel result.