Mayflower Pilgrims: The Mayflower Ship one hundred Puritans boarded the ‘Mayflower’ bound for the New World. These people were the Pilgrim Fathers. The Pilgrim Fathers saw little chance of England becoming a country in which they wished to live.
Signatures of the Pilgrim Fathers on the 'Mayflower Compact' of 1620 (Litho)
Samuel de Champlain's 1605 map of Plymouth Harbor, showing Wampanoag village Patuxet, with some modern place names added for reference. The star i the approximate location of the 1620 English settlement.