There’s no doubting it’s the festive season in Dartmouth. Pilgrim is lit up with 475 feet of Christmas cheer! Despite our sails being away for maintenance we’ve managed to mimic the sails to create a truly festive glow on the waterfront. Pilgrim has joined in the Candelit Dartmouth Festival which also marks the start of the Dartmouth Mayflower 400 celebrations for 2020.
Pilgrim will be one of the vessels leading a Grand River Pageant along the River Dart in late August as the port celebrates it’s landmark role in the story of the Pilgrim fathers. The Mayflower called into Dartmouth with its accompanying vessel the Speedwell for repairs in 1620 before continuing on to Plymouth. Pilgrim will be playing the role of Speedwell in the festivities next summer.
After that, Pilgrim will set sail for Plymouth on our Mayflower Commemoration Passage and there are berths available on board for anyone who wants to be at the centre of this 400 year anniversary. You can check it out here https://pilgrimofbrixham.org.uk/tours/pilgrim-mayflower-commemoration-passage/
In the meantime, come and see Pilgrim during the festive season in Dartmouth.