Kingston: The shallop arrives

In what has become an annual tradition, Mayflower II’s tender, or the shallop, made the trip across Plymouth Bay to the Kingston Town Landing at the mouth of the Jones River Saturday.

Volunteers rowed the 17-century-style craft up the river to the Jones River Landing where people ate and drank and danced.

The Landing is the site of several shipyards, including the one that launched the brig Independence, the first ship to serve in the Revolution. The Landing now houses an antique boat restoration center, a solar energy developer and the Jones River Watershed Association. Saturday, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society of Plymouth, took part.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.