Photos by Cheryl Landes
The Mayflower II returned home to Plymouth, Massachusetts, this week after a major renovation. The ship is a replica of the original Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock in 1620.
The three-year project at the shipyards in Mystic, Connecticut, cost $11.2 million, according to the Boston Globe.
The Mayflower II was a gift from England. Since its arrival in 1957, it has been a major tourist attraction and educational site.
WCVB-TV in Boston filmed the last leg of the ship’s journey to Plymouth. Watch the 28-minute video here. There’s no audio for this video.
See more pictures of the ship’s return to Plymouth in this Boston Globe article.
The Mayflower II reopened to visitors on August 12.