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Mayflower Day, September 16

Mayflower II historic sailing ship on ocean

On September 16, 1620, 102 passengers set sail from Plymouth England.  Many boarded the ship in the hope of finding a new land where they could practice their religion freely away from the persecution of King James in England. Some were more interested in the North American trade market and better living opportunities.  The living conditions on the Mayflower ship were horrid.  They were ill-prepared and did not… read more >>