The Conditions On The Mayflower: What Was It Like On The Famous Ship? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The Conditions On The Mayflower: What Was It Like On The Famous Ship?

Our elementary school lesson about the pilgrims gave us a romantic view of the founding of the United States, but in fact, crossing the Atlantic at Mayflower was a torturous experience, crushing many people into a damp, damp ship. It was unnatural, smelly, and absolutely pathetic.

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The Mayflower was surprisingly small, only 25 feet wide and 106 feet long. The place where the passengers stayed was certainly small, about the size of two semi-trailers with a roof only five feet high, meaning that most pilgrims could not stand fully. In that small place, 102 people spent a month in the harbor and then more than two months at sea with zero privacy or insulation from the elements. The hard water of the North Atlantic seeps into the wood, holding the entire traveler's chili in a film of moisture, and the pilgrims practically fall asleep on top of each other. Some families tried to take out their own spots by hanging curtains, but they were not very effective. Even when a passenger named Elizabeth Hopkins gave birth to a son named Oceanus, the rest of the passengers could hear the entire result.

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