Fair Weather, a Prosperous Wind, But it Didn’t Stay That Way for America’s Pilgrim Fathers – serialpressit

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Fair Weather, a Prosperous Wind, But it Didn’t Stay That Way for America’s Pilgrim Fathers

As the Mayflower set off from the English port of Plymouth 400 years ago this month, the 102 passengers and crew of nearly 30 were cheered by fair weather and “a prosperous wind.” But the departure belied what they would encounter on a 3,000-mile journey across a turbulent ocean.  

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Their transatlantic passage would take ten grueling weeks of seasickness and danger. They knew it would be harsh, but nothing could have prepared them for the terror of the almost continuous assaults from…

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