Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pilgrims on the Mayflower See Land

Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower spotted land (Cape Cod) on November 9, 1620.
November 9, 1620 
The Mayflower left London with about 65 passengers in July of 1620. It was to travel with the Speedwell, but after springing two different leaks, the passengers of the Speedwell joined those on the Mayflower making the total traveler count to about 130. It wasn’t until this day in November that our forefathers actually saw land. It was Cape Cod. The ship dropped anchor on November 21 with two less people. The first exploration took place on November 27. The crew and guests lived on the Mayflower throughout the winter and lost about half of people due to illness, but on March 21, 1621, the remaining disembarked onto their new home.