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The Mayflower by Kate Adams

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How, you are sure to ask yourself, was it possible for 102 people—even small ones, even devout Puritans—to fit themselves and all their baggage for a two-month sea voyage and the setting up a new town into the tiny rooms and onto the tiny decks of this little ship?

(Part of the reason is that the Mayflower’s companion ship, the mis-named Speedwell, proved unseaworthy, and all of its passengers had to be squeezed onto the Mayflower as well.)

And how could they stay on this little ship for two months?

The only answer that comes to mind is “by courage and dedication,” and it’s for that the Pilgrims are admired and remembered.

The fact that the Pilgrims suffered to get to America will be brought home more forcefully when you tour the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship built in England in 1955 and sailed across the Atlantic to Plymouth in 1957.

Mayflower II, an exhibit of Plimoth Plantation, is only a few steps north of Plymouth Rock (which is three miles north of Plimoth Plantation itself). The admission fee for the Mayflower II includes free parking, a visit to the ship, an audiovisual show at the theater, and indoor exhibits on Puritanism and early Pilgrim life. If you plan to visit both Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II,

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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    What a brilliant work young Kate I have often wonderd how sailpors could live in confined spaces, instant favoprite

  • Arrived home last night Malcolm, wonderful trip but all these early mornings were a bit too much for me, this was a fantastic place and hardly any tourists at 6.30 am…can you imagine what these people went through…thanks you so much, so glad you are feeling a little better today…hugs Kate

    – Kate Adams

  • snapitnc
    snapitncabout 3 years ago

    superb image kate,looks like it was done by one of the old masters,cheers mike

  • Hi Mike!…what a fun trip but I have to admit I am so glad its over,so tired of having to have luggage out by 6am….as I told you before this kind of time is not on my calendar, I only wake up at mid night lol…really interesting place with lots of history but I can’t actually believe how small this ship was, must have been a heck of a journey over here .thanks so much my friend:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Kate, excellent!

  • Thanks a stack Kelvin what a heck of a journey they must have had…the ship is what you would call minute I have to wonder what the supplies consisted of…:)),

    – Kate Adams

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Kate!

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 3 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thanks so much Antanas, quite something to see after reading so much about it in the history books:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Prasad
    Prasadabout 3 years ago

    fantastic image with texture, Kate :)

  • Hi Prasad I hope you are enjoying married life, thank you so much my friend, we had a great time touring New England, so much to see:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    LOVELY !!!

  • Thanks so much Guendalyn, so happy you enjoyed it..we were on the way to the airport at about 6.30am when we stopped for a photoshoot……lucky no tourists LOL:))

    – Kate Adams

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1about 3 years ago

    Lovely work! Love those old ships. And yes its hard to image 102 people and there baggage on there for 2 months!

  • Thanks so much, they were much braver than was, what a heck of a trip!…I have to wonder what these people expected to find on the other side….I’m glad they came:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    fabulous work Kate, I had a few sailors in my ancestry, they were all short men, about the same height as me at 5ft 4inches, even so, it must’ve been one heck of a life on board ship, let alone squeeze so many people into such a confined space for such a long time

  • Thanks so much Sarah can you just imagine what they went though….if I don’t see land for 5 days I get a bit jittery,,,Royal Caribbean or not LOL…what a trip!!

    – Kate Adams

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 3 years ago

    Hey Kate thats super !! And lets not forget the servants that went too down below.

  • How could we forget David, it must have been one heck of a trip, I get the eeby jeebies if I have to stay for more then a week without land, they must have had a heck of a constitution…I have to wonder what the ladies thought on arrival:))i

    – Kate Adams

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