Last year I posted pics of the Mayflower II being towed through the Canal on a very rainy, dark afternoon. It was headed to dry dock in Mystic, CT for repairs. I knew it was supposed to get towed back to Plymouth but I totally forgot to check the marine traffic website that morning. We were headed over to Sandwich and from the lights near our house, you can see the tops of large boats and ships that are in the Canal. We saw the 2 masts and I said, 'Oh my god! That's the Mayflower!' I sped down to the parking lot at the Herring Run along with a whole bunch of other people. We had to double park but everyone was doing it and we weren't staying long anyway.
Looking at the Sagamore Bridge. I stayed up in the parking lot rather than go down on the service road.
Here it comes!
Seeing it out of port, even though it's not sailing under it's own power, never gets old.
The ship will stay up in Plymouth all summer and then get towed back to Mystic next fall for more repairs. I've heard that it's going to be gone this time for 30 months and will return to Plymouth in time for the 400 year celebration in 2020.