1620The Mayflower anchored in Cape Cod harbor in November of 1620 and established Plymouth as a permanent colony.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, National Events, European Colonists

A group of English Pilgrims departed from Plymouth, England aboard the Mayflower on September 6. The intended destination was Virginia where they planned to start a colony. After a journey of 66 days, with 102 passengers and 30 crew members, they made landfall at Cape Cod near present-day Provincetown, which was more than 600 miles off course, on November 21.

Bradford, William. Bradford’s History of Plimoth Plantation. Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1899, https://archive.org/details/bradfordshistory00br/mode/2up The Mayflower Compact - General Society of Mayflower Descendants. https://themayflowersociety.org/history/the-mayflower-compact/
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