Mayflower II garboard plank installed

Shipwrights at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard carry the steaming port side aft garboard plank from the steam box to be installed on the Mayflower II Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The garboard plank, the plank closes to the keel, is white oak, 25' feet long, and was steamed for about 3-hours to make it pliable enough to be bent to fit the nearly 90-degree bend from fore to aft.  The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Shipwrights at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard carry the steaming port side aft garboard plank from the steam box to be installed on the Mayflower II Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The garboard plank, the plank closes to the keel, is white oak, 25' feet long, and was steamed for about 3-hours to make it pliable enough to be bent to fit the nearly 90-degree bend from fore to aft. The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Shipwrights at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard carry the steaming port side aft garboard plank from the steam box to be installed on the Mayflower II Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The garboard plank, the plank closes to the keel, is white oak, 25' feet long, and was steamed for about 3-hours to make it pliable enough to be bent to fit the nearly 90-degree bend from fore to aft.  The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Shipwrights at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard install the port side aft garboard plank on the Mayflower II Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The garboard plank, the plank closes to the keel, is white oak, 25' feet long, and was steamed for about 3-hours to make it pliable enough to be bent to fit the nearly 90-degree bend from fore to aft.  The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Shipwrights at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard install the port side aft garboard plank on the Mayflower II Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The garboard plank, the plank closes to the keel, is white oak, 25' feet long, and was steamed for about 3-hours to make it pliable enough to be bent to fit the nearly 90-degree bend from fore to aft. The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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