It feels like forever since the Mayflower II left Plymouth Harbor for Mystic Harbor to start work on its much-needed facelift.

I follow the Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II hashtags on Instagram and love when I catch a glimpse of the work being done on the Mayflower II. Usually, the ship is under a tarp depending on what part they are working on. The Mayflower II was famously towed from Plymouth Harbor all the way to Mystic, Connecticut, where the real work started on complete renovations and a slight re-build. That was close to three years ago, and how is the work going, you ask?

I think it is going very well; in fact, the Mayflower II looks amazing! And it's so great to see it out in the waters and not under a tarp.

Believe it or not, she'll be returning to Plymouth less than a year from now, in the spring of 2020. The Mayflower II will be a huge part of the 400th commemoration of the Pilgrims’ arrival to historic Plymouth. But before she comes home to Plymouth Harbor, the Mayflower II will sail to Boston for a free maritime festival from May 14th through 19th in the Charlestown Navy Yard.