Mayflower Transit Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of an Original Mover of Movers

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2020 Marks the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s Journey to the New World

Those aboard were in search of a new way of life, adventure, freedom and a fresh start.

“We don’t just transport things – we transport lives,” UniGroup President and CEO Marc Rogers said. “When people move, they need a trusted partner to lean on throughout the process, and that is what you will find in Mayflower. As a descendant of three Mayflower travelers myself, I especially look forward to celebrating such a remarkable anniversary with one of the original movers of movers over the course of the next year.”

No other brand recognizes the significance of embarking on a new adventure and realizing possibilities, like Mayflower Transit. See how we are celebrating an Original Mover of Movers below! 

Bringing the Reproduction of the Mayflower Ship to Life

We were thrilled to work with the Plimoth Plantation at the culmination of a three-year restoration project that brought to life the full-scale reproduction of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to what is now New England in 1620. We jump-started our celebration of an Original Mover of Movers by transporting ship’s newly-cast bell from Plymouth, MA, to the ship’s current home at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT.

This isn’t the first time we have collaborated with the Plimoth Plantation on the replica Mayflower ship — we supported the initial building efforts of the reproduction of the Mayflower ship in the 1950s.

Christening the Reproduction of the Mayflower Ship

Plimoth Plantation’s festivities included having Harriet Cross, British Consul General to New England, christen the reproduction of the Mayflower vessel. Water was collected from all 50 of the United States, as well as Plymouth, UK and Leiden, Netherlands. Mayflower Transit was honored to represent the state of Missouri by contributing water from our headquarter’s fountain, in Fenton, Missouri, for Plimoth Plantation to use in the ceremonial christening.


Mini Mayflower Takes Voyage in Annual Thanksgiving Parade

Mayflower Transit was proud to participate in the 2019 St. Louis Thanksgiving Parade, “Christmas in St. Louis.” The parade float featured a ¼ replica of the original Mayflower ship that first sailed to the New World in 1620, another tribute to an Original Mover of Movers.

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