Mayflower (Ship)

History notes:

The Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers on board and approximately 30 crew. The Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact prior to leaving the ship and establishing Plymouth Colony, a document which established a rudimentary form of democracy with each member contributing to the welfare of the community. The ship began sailing before 1609; its master was Christopher Jones It set sail Sept. 6, 1620 for new world, sighted Cape Cod Nov. 9, and anchored Nov. 11.

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Ark ID:
w6wb607r
SNAC ID:
83703996

Subjects:

  • Voyages and travels

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Places:

  • Plymouth, MA, US
  • Plymouth, ENG, GB