The famous ship has been in dry dock since early January, for it's bi-annual checkup.   The Plymouth tourist attraction is towed into the harbor and gets routine maintenance and repairs. 

The ship was built in 1957 as a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to New England in 1620.   But it is exposed to the elements of nature and needs an overhaul every-other winter.  Work this time included building and installing a new rudder, hull plank caulking, and cleaning and painting of the boat's bottom.

Once Mayflower II passes Coast Guard inspection, it will be headed back to it's permanent home in Plymouth Harbor