www.theshipsblog.net. This is an independent blog following the Harwich Mayflower Project/Heritage Centre. If you have any questions, please contact the author using the button below. The blog will contain regular (unofficial) updates on the proposed building of a full size replica of the Mayflower in Harwich. The build (which consists of little more than a part keel and a rotting temporary frame) was stopped in 2014 and as of June 2017 has yet to recommence. Unfortunately, the Training centre at the Project was closed in 2016 "temporarily" and that too has yet to start up again. If built, the Harwich Mayflower will (allegedly) sail in 2020, following the route of the original voyage to celebrate the 400th anniversary. Copyright in the content and photography within this site is with the author and may not be used elsewhere without permission. I have no connection to, or any affiliation with the Project. The views and comments expressed here are solely my own and do not in any way represent the views of the Harwich Mayflower Project. Any errors or omissions in this blog are my own and do not reflect on the staff or volunteers at the Project.
Working on the knee
In the last build post, you saw the ‘knee’ put in position as a brace between the sternpost and the deadwood. Today the knee was taken down and worked on, before being put back into place. Photography and content: James Kelly