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The Mayflower left Plymouth, England on September
6, 1620 carrying 102 passengers, including 3 pregnant
women and a crew of unknown number.
The Mayflower crew sighted land off Cape Cod on
November 9, 1620 and first landfall was made November
Distance and time:
The voyage from Plymouth, England to Plymouth Harbour is
about 2,750 miles, and took the Mayflower 66
Births and Deaths:
Elizabeth Hopkins gave birth to a son which she named
Oceanus. After the Mayflower had arrived
and was anchored in Provincetown Harbour off the tip of
Cape Cod, Susanna White gave birth to a son, which she
named Peregrine (which means "one who has made a
journey"). The Mayflower then sailed
across the bay and anchored in Plymouth Harbour. There,
Mary Allerton gave birth to a stillborn son. One
passenger died while the Mayflower was at sea--a
youth named William Butten, a servant-apprentice to Dr.
Samuel Fuller. The death occurred just three days
before land was sighted. One Mayflower crew
member also died at sea, but his name is not known.
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