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M ayflower II in the Mystic River H enry B. DuPont Preservation Shipya rd, and returning to Plymouth, MA, fo r the to urist season. This time, however, they are in it for the long haul; the final stage of the work is expected to take thirty months, at which point the vessel will be ready to star in the museum's commemoration of the 4 00th annive rsa ry of the ar rival of the ship's nam esake, ca rrying the Pilgrims to N orth America. Visitors to the shipyard will be able to view Mayflower fl but not go on board fo r the fo reseeable future. Yo u can, however, go onl ine any time yo u wa nt and see the ship while she is being res tored through a live webcam set up by Plimoth Plantation : www. plimoth .o rg/may flowerlive. (Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave . Mystic, CT; Ph. 860 572-0 7 11 ; www. mys ticseaport. org; Plimoth Plantation, 137 W arren Avenue, Plymouth, M A; Ph. 508 746 -1622; info@plimoth .org, www. plimoth.org) ... Three fishermen in Oman found a king's ransom in ambergris in November. Khalid Al Sina ni and two friends were fishing off Qurayat when they spotted a 176-pound chun k of a mbergris floating in the water. Knowing t h a t perfume co mpanies will pay a premium fo r the pungent, waxy

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10 The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on America's Ulaterways, by Daven Anderson • 16 Cutterman Frank Newcomb and the Rescue of USS...