Mayflower II cancels scheduled stop in Rhode Island due to new travel restrictions
BOSTON (AP) – The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled a scheduled stop in Rhode Island because of new travel restrictions required of people who visit the state.
The 64-year-old reproduction is sailing from Mystic, Connecticut to Plymouth, Massachusetts after an $11 million renovation project.
The Mayflower II made an unscheduled stop in New Bedford this week to shelter during Tropical Storm Isaias.
It was scheduled to visit Newport, Rhode Island on Thursday.
A spokeswoman for Plimoth Patuxet says the Rhode Island stop was canceled out of an abundace of caution.