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The incredible story of the ship that shaped America

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 23: It’s been 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed the high seas on the iconic Mayflower and set up the first permanent European colony in what would become Plymouth, Massachusetts. But how much do you know about their story, the mighty ship they traveled on, and the Native Peoples who helped them establish their settlement? Here we chronicle the history of the voyage that would shape the course of American history.

The Mayflower: sailing back in time

It’s been 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed the high seas on the iconic Mayflower and set up the first permanent European colony in what would become Plymouth, Massachusetts. But how much do you know about their story, the mighty ship they traveled on, and the Native Peoples who helped them establish their settlement? Here we chronicle the history of the voyage that would shape the course of American history.
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