WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Fuller Shallop Visit 

The Mayflower II Fuller Shallop is a historic reproduction of the small sailing and rowing boat that the pilgrims would have used to explore the coastline of the new world. This vessel was originally built in 1952 and has just completed an extensive restoration at Lowell's Boat Shop. 

 

The Mayflower Shallop II will be stopping at Maritime Gloucester on its way to Plymouth Harbor. 

 

This event will include two days of open-to-the-public dockside viewing and demonstrations by the crew and Captain Whit Perry, Captain of the Mayflower II. Come see history unfold as you learn about the restoration, the skills required for sailing, the details of the Fuller Shallop (and what is a Shallop, anyway?), and their plans for the future.

Thursday, June 10

4pm to 6pm - Arrival in Gloucester Harbor and greeting by Gloucester vessels. 

Dockage at Maritime Gloucester

Friday, June 11

10am to 3pm - Dockside viewing and meet the crew

Viewing of the Shallop, meet the crew, and learn more about Plimoth Patuxet Museums from our tent and pier. Plimoth merchandise and information will be available at their pop-up booth.

11am to 11:30am- Public Demonstration 1:  Hoisting Sails

2pm to 2:30pm- Public Demonstration 2:  Knot Tying

7:00 pm - Public Lecture

Mayflower II Restoration: Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.

Presented by Captain Whit Perry, Director, Maritime Preservation and Operations for Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly known as Plimoth Plantation) and current captain of the Mayflower II.

This is a ticketed event and RSVP is preferred

Saturday, June 12

10am to 3pm - Dockside viewing and meet the crew

Viewing of the Shallop, meet the crew, and learn more about Plimoth Patuxet Museums from our tent and pier. Plimoth merchandise and information will be available at their pop-up booth.

11am to 11:30am- Public Demonstration 3:  Tools of the Trade

12pm to 12:30pm- Public Demonstration 4:  Hoisting Sails

2pm to 2:30pm- Public Demonstration 5:  Knot Tying