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Project sets sail on quest for replica ship
7:30am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A PROJECT to build an exact replica of a historic has taken a huge step forward with the first wooden frames being put in place.
The Mayflower Project has been running for two and a half years but the first part of the £2.5 million boat was laid down on Monday.
It will exactly mirror the vessel used to sail pilgrims from England to the USA in 1620 that is thought to have been launched from Harwich.
Development manager Jeff Webber was thrilled to reach the milestone after such a long time doing preparatory work to ensure the work is safe and the building will be sound.
“It is brilliant. To see finally see part of the structure being put in place is such a big step for us,” Mr Webber said.