The Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Seaport is restoring Mayflower II, the 57-year-old wooden ship, a faithful replica of the 17th century Mayflower that brought Pilgrims to the New World. The original didn't survive. Mayflower II was built in Great Britain and then gifted to the United States; it symbolizes collaboration of Great Britain and the United States during the WWII.
Mayflower II is expected to be fully restored in time for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival, in 2020.
|Meeting the Wampanoag People. Without their help, the Pilgrims wouldn't have survived the first winter in the New World.|