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The Sailing of the Mayflower

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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

The Sailing of the Mayflower

Event  From 16/9/1620  To 21/11/1620

Categories: Exploring, Transport

Countries: USA

The ship that carried pilgrims from Britain to the New World. There were 102 passengers on board, who were mainly English, but included some Dutch and a Frenchman. It sailed from Plymouth, England. Its intended destination was the Colony of Virginia, but strong seas forced it to land at what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts. A child born on the voyage was appropriately named Oceanus. The picture shows a replica of the original ship.

Before arriving at Plymouth, the Mayflower left Rotherhithe (though some say Blackwall or Wapping) in mid July with about 65 passengers.

July 2020: Southwark were planning "programme of events and activities building up to 2020" to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. If any events happened they were probably fully masked and physically distanced.

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