The 125-foot schooner Spirit of Massachusetts commutes down Commercial Street early Wednesday morning.

The ship was taken from the former Gowan Yard behind Becky’s Diner on a trailer under the Casco Bay Bridge and then across a large open expanse into the new Portland Yacht Services shipyard. The Spirit, owned by the Ocean Classroom Foundation, will be extensively restored at the shipyard.

The move began around 6 a.m. and utility workers were on hand to clear overhead wires.

Photo by John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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