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Mayflower, Day by Day - Saturday, 28 August 1621

28 Aug 2021 3:41 AM | Soule (Administrator)

Construction and planting continue.

Lying at anchor in Dartmouth Harbour (Friday, 28 August 1620)

The Speedwell still being repaired, although it is now judged by the workmen that mended her to be sufficient for the voyage.

A plaque in Bayards Cove to the two ships reads, in part:  HERE, OFF BAYARD'S COVE, THE MAYFLOWER (180 TONS) WITH LONDON COLONISTS, AND THE SPEEDWELL (80 TONS) WITH LEYDEN PILGRIMS - SOME 122 IN ALL - LAY AT ANCHOR FROM AUGUST 23 (NEW STYLE) TO ABOUT AUGUST 31, 1620. THESE SHIPS HAD SAILED FROM SOUTHAMPTON ON AUGUST 15. THEY PUT IN AT DARTMOUTH TO REPAIR THE LEAKING SPEEDWELL. THEY SAILED FROM DARTMOUTH FOR AMERICA'

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