The Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England (above) aboard the "Mayflower”
on September 6, 1620. After a grueling 66-day journey across the Atlantic
marked by disease, which claimed two lives, the ship, with 102 passengers
and a crew of 25-30, dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod on November
11th where the Pilgrims began settling Plymouth Colony, the first English
colony in what would become Massachusetts.