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A Mystic Winter

Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA, is one of the finest maritime museum experiences to be had in the world. But they do it tough in a hard northern hemisphere winter.

These two pictures were taken during February 2015’s big east coast USA freeze. The top one shows Joseph Conrad and Mystic’s recently restored whaleship Charles W Morgan surrounded by ice and snow.

The second picture is taken in Mystic’s shipyard where Mayflower II, a replica of the ship used by the Pilgrim Fathers to travel to the New World in 1620 and establish a colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, is undergoing restoration. Mayflower II was built 57 years ago and is in need of a major refit in time for the 400th anniversary of her namesakes arrival in America.

You can learn more about Mystic Seaport at: http://www.mysticseaport.org

Ships 'Joseph Conrad' & 'Charles W Morgan' at Mystic Seaport – Feb 2015

Ships ‘Joseph Conrad’ & ‘Charles W Morgan’ at Mystic Seaport – Feb 2015

'Mayflower II' replica braves the February 2015 winter cold during restoration at Mystic Seaport

‘Mayflower II’ replica braves the February 2015 winter cold during restoration at Mystic Seaport

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This entry was posted on 03/01/2016 by in Maritime Museums, Ships.
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