Did you know that many of the Mayflower Pilgrims actually started their journey from Leiden, Holland, aboard a ship called the “Speedwell”?
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE ! ! – In 2020 and 2021, Mayflower Voyage descendants everywhere are celebrating the 400th anniversary of their ancestor’s arrival in North America. After a harrowing voyage from September to November of 1620, these ‘Saints’ and ‘Strangers’ (that’s what they called themselves) founded Plymouth Colony at a former Wampanoag village site called Patuxant. After having lost half of their number to sickness that 1st terrible Winter and Spring, in the Fall of 1621 the colonists gave thanks and celebrated their deliverance and survival at a Fall harvest feast with local Wampanoag Tribe members (now associated with our nation’s “Thanksgiving Holiday”). This is now an exciting opportunity to commemorate the Plymouth Pilgrims and their Mayflower landing, as well as to share their inspirational stories. Whether you have a Mayflower ancestor or not, this is YOUR HISTORY and we appreciate your attendance at our meetings and your help in making our celebration events a reality.
Stanley London Nautical Gifts has partnered with the San Diego Mayflower Colony to help raise money to fund our local events by offering replica maritime instruments used during Mayflower times. Each instrument is engraved to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. These instruments make great gifts as well as timeless keepsakes which will help our Mayflower Colony achieve its goals. To make a purchase, simply visit the Stanley London website.