The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 is preparing to embark from Connecticut after three years’ and $11.2 million worth of renovations — and several months of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I asked a lead interpreter on the Mayflower to help with this response, his response "There is no way to accurately calculate longitude in this time period. The beloved vessel is scheduled to be towed from the preservation shipyard at the Mystic Seaport Museum to… Mayflower Sails 2020, LLC, is a single-member limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is treated as a disregarded entity for federal tax purposes. Nonetheless it is almost certainly not the Mayflower. The website says that after a 66-day voyage, it first landed on Cape Cod, what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts. In 1920, J. Rendal Harris claimed to have discovered the Mayflower as a barn in Jordans, England. Britannica notes that among the Mayflower’s most-distinguished voyagers were William Bradford and Captain Myles Standish. … Indigenous say ‘no thanks, no giving’ 400 years after Mayflower ‘National Day of Mourning’ for Native peoples in Plymouth comes as the United States begins to deal with its colonial legacy. The original 30-meter Mayflower took 66 days to carry pilgrims from the U.K. to what is now the U.S. The Mayflower II, a 106-foot combination of calculation and guesswork modeled on 17th-century merchant ships, is expected to reach Plymouth about Aug. 10. No further record of the Mayflower is found until May 1624, when it was appraised for the purposes of probate and was described as being in ruinis. 400 Years Later, The Mayflower Compact Matters Now More Than Ever The Mayflower Compact famously applied the idea of law established by the people, not the king — … (So the compass is not a wrong answer, it is 1/2 correct). But the new one will take two to three weeks, depending on weather. The ship was almost certainly sold off as scrap. We are in the time of "dead reckoning" that is guessing using a compass heading, ships speed and time to guess how far east to west one has traveled." Despite the total lack of evidence and no supporting documentation, this theory has been accepted by the mass media, and has found itself in "National Geographic," and as a question on Jeopardy.

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