Monday, November 22, 2010

Remembering the Mayflower


The Mayflower left England in September of 1620 with 102 passengers and a crew of 25–30. After a long and ardous journey lasting 66 days they finally arrived in the New World in November of that year. During this journey one child died, one baby was born en route, and a second child was born during the winter of 1620-1621, while wintering aboard ship in Provincetown Harbor.  Many of the passengers were Pilgrims fleeing religious persecution, others were hired hands, servants, or farmers recruited by London merchants.

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