24 December 2014: I thought we had pretty much exhausted the Mayflower/Mystic story - at least for now - but I just received this link on the haulout of the ship at the Dupont Shipyard in Mystic. Have a look and be sure to check out the time lapse video (it's on the right side) of the actual haulout. And note, that they put divers in the Mystic River - on December 23! - to adjust the supports for the ship. That's gotta be really cold! Here's the link:
That's it for now, friends. I won't bother you again till after Christmas!
Have a wonderful holiday!