Restored Mayflower II makes historic return to the water

When the Mayflower II vessel first splashed into the sea some 62 years ago, it wasn’t a calm affair. “The Mayflower II was launched on April 1, 1957 during a thunderstorm,” Nathaniel Philbrick, a Mayflower historian and keynote speaker at the ship’s relaunch, said Saturday. “Soon after hitting the water, the hull almost rolled over and capsized due to a lack of ballast. It will be interesting to see what happens today.” >Click to read< 12:59

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