On July 7, 2012, Jones River Landing, Plimoth Plantation, and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society hosted an exciting and educational day of activities, where participants had a chance to explore the landscape and local history as we retraced the historic journey made by the Pilgrims in a shallop, who sailed from the Mayflower up the Jones River. The Shallop sailed is a replica of the 33-foot sailing vessel brought over by the Pilgrims in the hold of the Mayflower in 1620.

The shallop plied its way from the Mayflower II in Plymouth, and stopped at Kingston Town Landing where rowers boarded to make the last leg of the journey upstream to Jones River Landing. A flotilla of kayaks and canoes accompanied the Shallop until it docked at the Landing, where everyone was invited to partake in the celebration commemorating this historic event. With guided tours along the river, great food, and live entertainment, the Independence Celebration was a fun event for people of all ages and a great chance to learn more about the history and tradition of the Jones River.

The added treat was the outdoor concert provided by jammers from the weekly “Vibes on the River,” playing live every Thursday night at the Landing.

Hosted by:

Jones River Landing, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and Plimoth Plantation

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