Mayflower II's Fuller Shallop Private Reception
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About the Event
Maritime Gloucester, Schooner Adventure, and Schooner Ardelle invite you to a private reception and wine and cheese viewing of the Mayflower II's Fuller Shallop. Meet with the Captain and crew of the Fuller Shallop dockside. Following the reception, you are invited to the Gorton Schooner Gallery at Maritime Gloucester for a lecture by Capt. Whit Perry entitled:
Mayflower II Restoration: Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.
This presentation will take you through the process of restoring the Mayflower II. The 62-year-old wooden ship was hauled out at Mystic Seaport Museum for major work to prepare her for participation in the 400th anniversary celebration of the Pilgrim’s historic voyage. Mayflower II is owned by Plimoth Patuxet, which displays the vessel in Plymouth Harbor.
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 Plantation.
Private Viewing and Wine & Cheese ReceptionHarriet Webster Pier and Tent
Lecture in the Gorton Schooner GalleryHarriet Webster Pier and Tent