The Mayflower II, the historic reproduction of the ship that carried Pilgrims to the shores of Massachusetts in 1620, is scheduled to return to Plymouth on Wednesday.
The 65-year-old wooden vessel spent the winter months in dry dock at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, for routine maintenance and painting.
It left Mystic Seaport on Monday afternoon, and is expected to pass through Cape Cod Canal around 2 p.m. on Wednesday and arrive in Plymouth Harbor at approximately 5 p.m.
The ship's travel schedule could change, however, as it is dependent on tide, weather conditions and other factors.
The 106-foot ship is being accompanied by staff from the Plimoth Patuxet Museums and is being towed by the tugboat Jaguar, operated by Mitchell Towing out of Fairhaven.
Plimoth Patuxet said it expects to open the Mayflower II to the public on Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m.