The Mayflower II was relaunched on Saturday, eight months before Pilgrims' 400th birthday in May next year, and after a $ 7,370,000 restoration that lasted 30 months.
Dignitaries in the Mystic Seaport Museum, as well as the ship's restoration team were present among the huge crowd in Mystic, Connecticut, to celebrate the re-commissioning of the boat, built in 1957, as a replica of the original from 1620.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., an overflow volume began to look from the city ramp on Bay St. outside H.B. duPont Preserve the shipyard, enjoy performances, comments and the christening of the ship owned by Plimoth Plantation.
The Mystic Seaport Museum places photos of the renovation of the Mayflower II ship. Pictured here: an aerial photo of the Mayflower II launch ceremony on Saturday
The ship is shown for renovation in 2015 (left). On the right, a cage covers the ship during the restoration in 2017
The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Pilgrim ship, sails to Plymouth, Massachusetts on June 13, 1957, after traveling 5,000 miles and 53 days from England. Previously the pilgrims took a more direct 3000-mile route that lasted 66 days
Harriet Cross, British consul general in New England, baptized her with water from all 50 states, as well as Plymouth, UK and Leiden, the Netherlands.
It was then lowered into the Mystic River to float for the first time in almost three years, and prepared her for a return to Massachusetts in the spring of 2020.
The ship was built in England as a gift to the US before the Second World War and on returning to Plymouth on May 21, Massachusetts will be the center of the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims' arrival in historic Patuxet, now known as Plymouth .
From the other side of the Mystic River, the Mayflower II can be seen floating in the boat lift after a relaunch on Saturday
Guests come forward to see the Mayflower II float after a relaunch on Saturday in Mystic, Connecticut
A crowded crowd watches from the city slope on Bay St. outside the H.B. duPont Shipyard conservation
The bell for the new ship, called for the first time on Saturday at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Stonington, Connecticut
Wooden deadeyes with a purple heart for the Mayflower II are depicted when the 60-year-old replica of the Pilgrim ship undergoes a bow-to-the-edge revision at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic a year ago (left). The deadeyes can be seen on Saturday (right)
The Mayflower II, the 60-year-old replica of the Pilgrim ship, is undergoing a bow-to-string revision at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic on September 17, 2018
The original Mayflower sailed back to England in April 1621, where it was later sold in ruins and most likely was broken up.
Hosted by Jared Bowen, WGBH Boston & # 39; s Executive Arts Editor, the meeting featured performances by the United States Coast Guard Band, Gilly Assunçao and Justin Gigliello.
There was also a call from Reverend Anne Robertson, executive director of the Massachusetts Bible Society, and Kerri Helme, from the leadership team of Plimoth Plantation and the Mashpee Wampanoag nation.
Harriet Cross, British general consul to New England, christens the Mayflower II with water from all 50 countries, England and the Netherlands
The Mystic Fire Department fireboat greeted the Mayflower II on Saturday when it was re-launched
With a bang: Chip Sowalski fires a cannon to greet the relaunch of the Mayflower II during a ceremony on a Saturday
Author Nathaniel Philbrick gives his keynote speech while Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport Museum re-launch the Mayflower II
Singer Gilly Assunçao performs Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) during the relaunch ceremony (left). Guests applaud the keynote address of author Nathaniel Philbrick (right)
The ship is approaching the end of a 30-month restoration in Mystic in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims voyage in the spring of 2020
Kerri Helme, a member of the Mashpee Waampanoag Tribal Nation, hits a water drum while she and Eerw. Offer Anne Robertson of the Massachusetts Bible Society the invocation to open the resurrection ceremony
A crowded crowd gathered on the boat ramp of Bay St. and applauded the keynote address of author Nathaniel Philbrick
The ship is a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and was built in England as a gift to the United States in gratitude for support during and after the Second World War
Locals who were admitted with their admission to the museum or as members were seen as applauding when a keynote was delivered by Nathaniel Philbrick, bestseller author of Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War.
The newly restored ship will make its debut in Boston from May 14 to 19 next year for Mayflower Sails 2020, a free maritime festival on the Charlestown Navy Yard.
It was designed by MIT-trained naval architect William Avery Baker for Plimoth Plantation. The ship is a full-size reproduction of the original 17th-century ship – from solid oak wood and tarred hemp rigging to wood and horn lanterns and hand-colored maps.
Senator John F. Kennedy, shown with, from left to right, Felix Fenston, John Lowe and bearded crew member Davis Thorpe while checking out the Mayflower II in Plymouth on June 15, 1957
Leave left & # 39; pilgrims & # 39; the Mayflower II after the signing of the Mayflower Compact at the Mayflower II in Plymouth on November 21, 1970, during the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Mayflower Compact. Exactly, the landing of the Puritans of England arrived by the Mayflower in North America. In 1620. Colored engraving after Antonio Gisbert
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