Mayflower Returns

The Mayflower II, was towed from Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts to Mystic, Connecticut for 30 months of repairs by Mystic Seaport shipwrights. It is a 1957 replica of the ship which carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620!

Did you know . . . 

-The first Thanksgiving was really celebrated in October after the harvest!

-90 Native Americans came to the feast with 5 deer as gifts!

-The feast lasted for 3 days and they ate leftovers for a year!

-Drinking mugs were made of leather and shells were spoons!

-Wild turkeys sleep high up in trees!

-Turkeys can run short distances over 55 mph!

-Ben Franklin wanted to make the turkey our national bird!