Mayflower II Returns To Plymouth

Mayflower II replica, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Clear blue sky, clouds.

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PLYMOUTH (WBZNewsRadio) - The Mayflower II, the historic reproduction of the ship that first carried Pilgrims to the shores of Massachusetts in 1620, is back in Plymouth.

The 65-year-old wooden vessel docked in Plymouth on Wednesday, after spending the winter months in dry dock at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. There, the ship underwent routine maintenance and painting.

It departed Mystic Seaport on Monday afternoon, passing through the Cape Cod Canal Wednesday afternoon before arriving in Plymouth Harbor. It landed more than an hour behind schedule but that didn't stop spectators from taking in views of the tall ship along the Cape Cod Canal.

The ship flew the Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom, while the tug-boat nudging the vessel along waved the American and Ukrainian flags.

The Plimouth Patuxet Museum said the ship should be open to the public this Saturday, April 16th, at 9 a.m.

WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@WBZSausville) reports

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