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1620 VOYAGE TIMELINE

 

JULY 15

Mayflower left London

 

JULY 19

Mayflower arrived in Southampton

 

JULY 22

Speedwell left Delfshaven

 

JULY 25

Speedwell arrived in Southampton

 

AUGUST 5

Both ships left Southampton

 

AUGUST 10

Both ships turned back; Speedwell was leaking

 

AUGUST 12

Both ships arrived in Dartmouth;

Speedwell was repaired

 

AUGUST 23

Both ships left Dartmouth

 

AUGUST 26

Both ships turned back; Speedwell still leaking

 

AUGUST 28

Both arrived in Plymouth; Speedwell deemed "unseaworthy"

 

SEPTEMBER 6

Mayflower left Plymouth for America

 

NOVEMBER 9

Sighted land at Cape Cod; turned south along coast; sailed into dangerous waters and turned back

 

NOVEMBER 11

Anchored in Cape Cod harbor

 

DECEMBER 25

Attempted to sail across bay to Plymouth;

wind was too strong; returned to Cape Cod harbor

 

DECEMBER 26

Sailed across bay, anchored in Plymouth harbor

"Virginia Territory" referred to all land in America claimed by England.

The Mayflower's chartered destination was not in present-day Virginia.

The Universalis Cosmographia, created by Martin Waldseemüller in 1507,

is the first map of the Americas in which the name "America" is mentioned.

The pilgrims almost certainly had access to a map of "New England" published by Captain John Smith in 1616.

Plymouth was not named by the pilgrims for their site of departure in England; it was named [New] Plimouth by John Smith on his 1616 map.

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