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A model of the ship 'The Mayflower' that sailed to America in 1620 with the Pilgrims aboard.

In my last post I showed some pictures looking out from the Mayflower museum, and down towards the harbour and the Mayflower steps. Malgo asked if I had taken any shots inside the museum, well just a few, mainly of this model.

"The Mayflower set sail on 16th September 1620 from Plymouth, UK, to voyage to America.
Its' passengers were in search of a new life - some seeking religious freedom, others a fresh start in a different land. They would go on to be known as the Pilgrims.

There were 102 passengers and approximately 30 crew aboard, when it landed in Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts.
On board were men, women and children from different walks of life across England and the city of Leiden, in Holland.
(Information from www.mayflower400uk.org an excellent website that gives an excellent account of the whys and the wherefores.)

The Mayflower was an English ship, length approx. 80-90 feet (24-27.5 m) on deck, 100-110 feet (30-33.5 m)overall. Tonnage 180 tons+.

Imagine more than 150 people on board, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean as autumn changed into winter; it can't have been easy. And they didn't know what they would find when they arrived!

Two more shots in the workshop. Thanks for looking.

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  • Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 0 N: 7514] (28815)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2022-07-12
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-08-12 5:11
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