Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mayflower II, Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Today is a perfect summer chamber-of-commerce-kind-of-day in downtown Plymouth at the harbor where the Mayflower II is docked.

The Mayflower II is a replica constructed in the mid-1950's of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims from England to the "New World" in 1620. The replica was built in Devonshire, England by private donations from folks in both countries and sailed to the United States in 1957. It is a very popular tourist attraction here in Plymouth.

It makes a popular background for the hundreds of daily tourist photos.

The original Mayflower journey in 1620 took 66 days with 102 passengers and crew of 25-30 in a vessel approximately 100 feet long by 25 feet wide. They arrived on November 11, remained living on board the ship until spring, and when the winter ended barely half the colony was still alive. Imagine all those people living in cold New England winter conditions in a space smaller than a tennis court.

1 comment:

  1. I love old ships, theres something so romantic about them