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In adhering to policies put forth by the federal, state, and local governments, the Official Maritime Salute to the 400th Anniversary, a large-scale Plymouth waterfront event planned for June 27 & 28 of 2020, has been moved to June 25-27, 2021. An extra day has been added to include a 400th Anniversary ceremony to kick off the weekend. 

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We thank all of the individuals, organizations, sponsors, partners and vessels involved in the planning of this very special event.

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The Official Maritime Salute pays tribute to the Pilgrims’ journey on board the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the site of Plymouth Colony in the new world. A regatta of wooden ships, yachts, workboats, official vessels, and pleasure craft will culminate in a traditional New England lobster dinner on the waterfront. Military fanfare and maritime programming will be part of the day’s festivities.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please check the Mayflower website for updates. 

May 21, 2020

Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, MA

Line the shores of Plymouth Harbor to give Mayflower II, our beloved, newly-restored national icon an incredible welcome! Check the event website, sailingmayflower.org or plimoth.org for more details.

A historical reenactment of a 1646 event in which Privateers anchored in Plymouth Harbor and gave an economic boost to the town. Family-oriented, living history.

Pirates Ashore! will take place on May 16, 2020 at the Mayflower Society House, 4 Winslow Street, Plymouth, and the Plymouth Waterfront. Based on the 1646 visit of English privateer Captain Thomas Cromwell and his 80 “lusty men”, we reenact this tumultuous month-long period in Plymouth history. The Gard is joined by three pirate crews: the Crew of the Raven, the Free Men of the Sea, and the Crew of the Mermayde for a romp that includes – landing of the Pirates on the shallop Elizabeth Tilley, drunken sailors making scenes at Cole’s Ordinary, sword fights, and the murder trial of the privateer captain. This is our biggest and best event of the year. In the words of Governor William Bradford: “They continued here about a month or 6 weeks,… in which time they spent and scattered a great deal of money among the people, and yet more sin (I fear)  than money, notwithstanding all the care and watchfulness that was used towards them to prevent what might be.” Sponsored by the Mayflower Society.

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