MAYFLOWER II to Depart Mystic Seaport May 19

Mayflower II was put back in the water on May 11 in preparation for her return to Plymouth.

Mayflower II was put back in the water on May 11 in preparation for her return to Plymouth.

Plimoth Plantation announced today that Mayflower II is now scheduled to depart Mystic Seaport on the morning of Tuesday, May 19 for her return trip to Plymouth.

The ship is scheduled to cast off around 9 a.m., although the exact time is dependent on tide levels and weather conditions that morning.

The journey to Plymouth is expected to take two days. Once back at her berth, the ship will be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and other preparations will be carried out to make her ready to reopen to visitors prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

The full-scale reproduction ship owned by Plimoth Plantation has been at Mystic Seaport to undergo an extensive survey and the first phase of multi-year restoration at the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.