On July 20, 2020 the Mayflower ll left Mystic Seaport to start her voyage back home to Plymouth MA.
It was a gloomy Monday morning, and hundreds of people and boats of all shapes and sizes waited to see the Mayflower coming through the drawbridge and down the river.
The fireboat led the parade, clearing the way and making sure the mayflower could get through all the boats watching.
When the drawbridge went up and we caught our first glimpse of the Mayflower, everyone cheered. It was so moving!
She was being pulled by 2 tugboats, who were taking her to New London to get her ballast and undergo sea trials.
Everyone was so emotional watching her go by, there was a lot of waving and cheering, and even some tears.
We were sad to see her go, but look forward to visiting her home berth at Plimoth Plantation.
Here is a video if you want to see the Mayflower in action!