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Mayflower, Day by Day - Friday, 8 January [1620]/21

8 Jan 2021 2:58 AM | Soule (Administrator)

At anchor in harbour

The weather wet and cold; no working-party went on shore.  The colonists were assembling and fitting tools for their work.  The centre street of the settlement (although at this time there were really not enough buildings to merit that title) is now underneath Leyden Street in modern day Plymouth.  The two rows of houses planned on either side of the main street (which were not completed until a couple of years later) were arranged according to Dutch fortification plans, probably learned by Myles Standish during his time in Leiden.  The main (at this point, the only) street was capped by the artillery platform at the top of the hill, and intersected by a path going down to Town Brook, ending at the shore of the harbour.

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