Mayflower II is Home Again, But She Still Needs Your Help.
After months of hard work by Plimoth Plantation’s Maritime Artisans and the Fairhaven Shipyard crew, Mayflower II has returned to her Plymouth waters. These repairs are the first phase of the Museum’s ongoing restoration plan for the ship in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s arrival in 2020. Plimoth Plantation would like to thank both the local and national communities for their patience in waiting for Mayflower II to return, and extend our gratitude to everyone who has supported this project to date.
Plimoth Plantation still needs to raise $143,965 in special funds for this first phase of the multi-year restoration project. The ship that has given so much to the world needs your support now more than ever, and every gift counts. For more information, go to www.plimoth.org/sos.
Phase One (Dry Dock Repairs for 2013)
Plimoth Plantation still must raise $143,965 in special funds for this year’s repairs of Mayflower II. Between now and 2020, the ship must be restored to its utmost glory to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ voyage. As the Pilgrims themselves taught us, where there is a will, there is a way. The magnitude of Mayflower II’s transatlantic voyage, her national recognition and her role as an icon of freedom and hope will ensure her upkeep. The Museum is rallying support by sending out this S.O.S. to help “Save our Ship.” A ship that has given the world so much needs your generous support – and every gift helps.