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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.

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The Sailing of the Mayflower

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