-- Photo and text by Bobby Baker. Copyright Bobby Baker Photography.
On a beautiful afternoon, the Mayflower II, the full-size reproduction of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, passed through the Cape Cod Canal on Tuesday, Nov. 1. In this photo, pulled by the tug Jaguar, it's entering the canal's eastern entrance on its way from Plymouth, Mass., to retrofitting and restoration at Mystic Seaport, in Connecticut.
Once at Mystic Seaport, the vessel will undergo a 30-month restoration. The ship is expected to return to Plymouth in 2019, in time for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in America.