The Mayflower

The Mayflower was a three-masted sailing ship designed to carry cargo (things like cloth and hats and barrels of wine).

Here are two pictures of the Mayflower:

Here is a cross-section of the Mayflower:

Dimensions:

The exact dimensions of the Mayflower are unknown.

There are no pictures, paintings, or detailed description of the Mayflower today.

However, the ship is known to have had a burthen of 180-tons.

From this fact, experts in 17th century ship construction have estimated

the size of the Mayflower to have been about

113 feet long from the back rail to the end of the bowsprit beak.

The keel was about 64 feet and a board width of about 25 feet.

 

The Trip:

There were 102 passengers who sailed on the Mayflower, in addition to the crew.

The Mayflower left Plymouth, England on 6 September 1620.

They sighted land on 9 November 1620.

Landfall was made on 11 November 1620.

For more information about the Mayflower, go to the Mayflower Web Pages

You can also visit Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the original Mayflower.