Read the latest Mystic Seaport news.


Spinning Yarns

It would be impossible for a sailing vessel to operate without rope. Visit our Ropewalk and learn how rope is made.

A closeup of the bow of the MAYFLOWER II under restoration in the Mystic Seaport shipyard. (d2015-04-0298)

MAYFLOWER II to Depart May 16

Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport announced that MAYFLOWER II is scheduled to depart for Plymouth on May 16.

Shipwright Matt Barnes installs the billet head on the Charles W. Morgan.

A Shipyard Comes Alive

With experience supported by decades of research, artisans continue their work at our Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.

Mallory Fellow Sarah Sjogreen

Learning the Ropes

A Norwegian ropemaker is spending several weeks on a fellowship at the Museum.

G.W. Blunt White Building time capsule contents

A Step Back in Time

Mystic Seaport recovered a special time capsule that was nestled behind the cornerstone of the G.W. Blunt White Building.

Gallery Quad

Museum Honors Donald C. McGraw

The new Gallery Quadrangle will be named for the late Donald C. McGraw, a passionate advocate for maritime preservation.

Elysa Engleman

New Director of Exhibits

Mystic Seaport has promoted Elysa Engelman to be the Museum’s new Director of Exhibits.