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    Monday, December 05, 2022

    Mayflower II makes the trip from Mystic to New London

    The Mystic Fire Department's fireboat sprays a salute from its monitors as the Mayflower II departs Mystic Seaport Museum bound for New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The Mayflower II, towed by the tugboats Jaguar and Gwendolyn, makes its way from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020.

    Crew on the Mayflower II raise the Stars and Stripes from the mizzen yard during preparations to depart from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Crew on board the Mayflower II adjust the rigging before the vessel is towed from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The St. George's Cross and Union Jack flags fly from the fore and main masts of the Mayflower II during the final preparations for the tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Crew on the tugboat Jaguar, right, pass a tow line to the crew of the Mayflower II during final preparations for the two from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Kayakers in the spectator fleet paddle across the river as the tugboat Jaguar takes the Mayflower II into a side tow departing from Mystic Seaport Museum bound for New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Spectators on shore in Mystic watch as the Mayflower II approaches the Mystic River Bascule Bridge upon departing from Mystic Seaport Museum bound for New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The tugboat Jaguar tows the Mayflower II through the Mystic River Bascule Bridge after departing Mystic Seaport Museum bound for New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Mystic Seaport Museum shipwright Karl Kohler, right, cleans scuff marks off the port side of the Mayflower II during the tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The Mayflower II is towed from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Spectators on City Pier in New London watch as Mayflower II is tugged toward the dock after being towed from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The Mayflower II passes Noank Shipyard during the tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museumþÄôs Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The tugboat Jaguar pushes the Mayflower II away from the dock at the start of the tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum´s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Rigger Sarah Clement calls instructions to the crew on the desk of the Mayflower II as they prepare for the tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum´s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    A spectator flotilla follows the Mayflower II down the Mystic River on its tow from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum´s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The Mayflower II is towed down the Mystic River after passing the historic bascule bridge on the trip from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum´s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The tugboat Jaguar nudges the Mayflower II to its berth at City Pier in New London after towing it from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum´s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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