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Fri, Jun 11


Gorton Schooner Gallery

Mayflower II Restoration Lecture

Captain Whit Perry, Director, Maritime Preservation and Operations for Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly known as Plimoth Plantation) and current captain of the Mayflower II will provide a lecture entitled: Mayflower II Restoration: Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.

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Mayflower II Restoration Lecture
Mayflower II Restoration Lecture

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Jun 11, 2021, 7:00 PM

Gorton Schooner Gallery, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA

About the event

Come and join Maritime Gloucester in welcoming Captain Whit Perry as he provides an exciting presentation on the three-year restoration of the Mayflower II in Mystic Connecticut.  

The original Mayflower sailed back to England in April of 1621, where it was later sold in ruins and most likely broken up. Mayflower II, was designed by MIT-trained naval architect William Avery Baker for Plimoth Plantation. The ship is a full-scale reproduction of the original Mayflower and was built in 1955-57 in Brixham, England. The details of the ship, from the solid oak timbers and tarred hemp rigging to the wood and horn lanterns and hand-colored maps, were carefully re-created to give visitors a sense of what the original 17th-century vessel was like.

The ship was a gift to the people of America from the people of England in honor of the friendships formed during World War II. Since its arrival in 1957, Mayflower II has been an educational exhibit of Plimoth Patuxet (formerly known as Plimoth Plantation).

Whit Perry will provide fascinating insight on the entire restoration project and the Plimoth Patuxet plan to use her in the future as a source of maritime edcuation and inspiration.


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