Wednesday Unwind - Welcome Home Mayflower II!

The iconic vessel returns to Plymouth

August 12, 2020     Wednesday Unwind

If you're from around these parts you would have to be living under a rock (but not under the famous one!) to not know that Plymouth, America's Hometown, is celebrating its 400th Anniversary. For 400 years young, we think Plymouth is looking better than ever. Known for its classic charm, history, cranberries, Thanksgiving, amazing restaurants and seafood, inns & spas, plus boating and beaches, Plymouth is a modern day South Shore hot spot.

    Mayflower II and Bug Light
    Photo Courtesy of Plimoth Patuxet

    Yes - 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plimoth Colony. The Mayflower II has been missing from Plymouth Harbor while undergoing several years of restoration in Mystic, CT, and its return to Plymouth Harbor on August 10, flanked by a flotilla of pleasure craft, was a spectacular sight, indeed! If you weren't able to watch this journey from Mystic, CT, through the Cape Cod Canal, and on to Plymouth, our friends from Plimoth Patuxet have shared some special images and video, and we scoured social media for the most spectacular content so you don't have to. 🤓

    Welcome Home, Mayflower II!

    P.S. Starting today she is open to visitors! Click here for details and tickets.

    (Click images and video below to enjoy full screen)

    Photos courtesy of Plimoth Patuxet

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    People try to get a view of the Mayflower II as she is towed through the Cape Cod Canal in Borne, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, while en-route to her home port at Plymouth memorial State Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower II is towed through the Cape Cod Canal in Borne, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, while en-route to her home port at Plymouth memorial State Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower II is towed through the Cape Cod Canal in Borne, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, while en-route to her home port at Plymouth memorial State Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Mayflower II sails into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. Crew members play fifes as the Mayflower II sails into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. The Mayflower II sails into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. Crew members furl the sails as the Mayflower II is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. The Mayflower II sails into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. A gift from England in 1957, the popular tourist attraction spent three years and 11.2 million dollars (9.49 million euros) of restoration work at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, and began her journey home on 20 July 2020. The crew of the Mayflower II spent nearly three weeks performing sailing and seaworthy tests before this historical sail home. #noconsentgiven #nofreepictures #contactmeaboutuse #webstagram #notshotoniphone #photojournalism #nofilter #bppa #bostonpress #bostondotcom #howtoboston #bospressphoto #epaphotos #massachusetts #canon #plimouthpawtuxet #mayflowerii #mayflower #plymouth #girltrouble #plymouthharbor #bourne #capecodcanal

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    Crew members furl the sails as the Mayflower II is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. A crew member stands on the bow of the Mayflower II while she is towed past Gurnet Light (L) on way to her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. The Mayflower II is towed past Bug Light in Plymouth Harbor, on way to her her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. People line a jetty in Plymouth Harbor to see the Mayflower II as she is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. A rainbow is seen from a fireboat spray as the Mayflower II is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. Spectators take photographs as the Mayflower II is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. People line the shore of Plymouth Memorial Park to see the Mayflower II as she is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. People line the shore of Plymouth Memorial Park to see the Mayflower II as she is towed into her home port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 10 August 2020, returning to Plymouth memorial State Park. A gift from England in 1957, the popular tourist attraction spent three years and 11.2 million dollars (9.49 million euros) of restoration work at the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, and began her journey home on 20 July 2020. The crew of the Mayflower II spent nearly three weeks performing sailing and seaworthy tests before this historical sail home.#noconsentgiven #nofreepictures #contactmeaboutuse #webstagram #notshotoniphone #photojournalism #nofilter #bppa #bostonpress #bostondotcom #howtoboston #bospressphoto #epaphotos #massachusetts #canon #plimouthpawtuxet #mayflowerii #mayflower #plymouth #girltrouble #plymouthharbor

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    Of course, The Pinehills has a pretty rich history, too and we are proud to preserve and share those stories. We invite you to visit The Pinehills and learn about what's happening here. In addition to homes of every kind, we're proud to say that nearly two-thirds of our more than 3,000 acres will remain natural and recreational open space.

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