- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620, is scheduled to leave Massachusetts for the winter for maintenance and repairs in Connecticut.

The ship was scheduled to leave Plimoth Plantation on Tuesday afternoon and pass through the Cape Cod Canal en route to an overnight stay in New Bedford. The trip to Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, is scheduled to take several days, depending on weather conditions.

The Mayflower II, built in 1957, is not making the trip under sail, but is being towed.

In Connecticut, shipwrights and maritime artisans will replace the half-deck area and work on the tween deck and topmast rigging.

The Mayflower II will return to Plymouth in the spring.



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