M2. Pilgrim Ship MAYFLOWER arrived at Cape Cod in 1620

The Mayflower was the ship that transported mostly English, Puritans, and Separatists, collectively known today as the Pilgrims,  from Plymouth England to the New World.

When and where the Mayflower of the Pilgrim voyage of 1620 was built is not known, but it is likely that she was launched at Harwich in the county of Essex, England, and although later known "of London", she was designated as "of Harwich" in the Port Books of 1609–11. Harwich was the birthplace of Mayflower master Christopher Jones about 1570. The Mayflower was hired in London, the voyage itself across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days, from their departure on September 6, until Cape Cod was sighted on 9 November 1620

The Pilgrim ship, Mayflower was a typical English merchant ship of the early 17th century–square-rigged and beak--bowed, with high, castle-like structures fore and aft that served to protect the ship’s crew and the main deck from the elements.

In this circular composition which the eye follows every picture component to make round the entire picture. The large ship is well balanced by the distant small ship and the faraway hills shows the depth of picture.

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