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MAYFLOWER II Restoration

The historic ship Mayflower II is scheduled to arrive at Mystic Seaport on Sunday, December 14, after 1 p.m. The ship is being towed from Plymouth, Mass. to Mystic Seaport, where she will undergo the first phase of a multi-year restoration in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Mayflower II is a replica of […]

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Funding for Rehabilitation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey

NEW BEDFORD—December 18, 2014— The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced funding to restore the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts official sailing vessel. The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey is currently berthed in New Bedford at the State Pier. The Ernestina-Morrissey was launched in February 1894 at the James & Tarr Shipyard in Essex, […]

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The Reliance Project

Only superlatives adequately describe RELIANCE, until the twenty-first century, the largest single-masted vessel ever built. Her topmast sprit towered 199 feet 6 inches above the water; it took sixty-six men to race her; there was enough square footage in her sails for eight modern 12-Metre boats; her mainsheet measured 1,000 feet in length (it was […]

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