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This object is a member of the following groups (click any group name to view all objects in that group):Exhibitions: A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century America
Exhibitions: Ship Models
The Pilgrim Ship
Built in England about 1600
Length 90 ft.; Beam 26 ft.; Draft 11 ft. 6 in.; Tonnage 180 tons
The <i>Mayflower</i> was the famous ship which brought the Pilgrim Fathers to New England. No plans or authentic data regarding her have come down to us other than Governor Bradford’s statement that she was "burden about 9 score." She was evidently a typical English ocean-going merchant ship of the time and was chartered by the Pilgrims for the voyage to America. The <i>Mayflower</i> sailed from Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620, with one hundred and thirty persons aboard, and about sixty-five days later reached Cape Cod. In the spring of 1621, she made the return trip in thirty-one days. The <i>Mayflower</i> is known to have made two more voyages to America, in 1629 to Salem, and in 1630 to Salem once again, this time as one of Governor Winthrop’s fleet.
Adapted from Robert E. Peabody, "Mayflower" catalogue entry in ed. John Ratté, <i>Models of American Sailing Ships</i>, rev. ed. (Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1994), 25
This object was included in the following exhibitions:1/4" scale: Models of American Sailing Ships, Addison Gallery of American Art, 9/25/1994 - 1/12/1995
A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century America, Addison Gallery of American Art, 9/1/2019 - 7/31/2020
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