The Mayflower

Mayflower cross-section diagram)

Note: Between 1620 and 1630 a "Mayflower," or "Mayflowers," crossed the seas three times. One in 1620 carried the Pilgrim Fathers to New Plymouth; one in 1629 carried Higginson's party to Salem; and one in 1630 carried Winthrop's party to Charlestown. It has generally been assumed that these three voyages were made by the same ship; but the strong probability is that the voyages of 1629 and 1630 were not made by the ship that sailed in 1620."   According to Bowman the name Mayflower for ships was uncommonly common, with numerous ships of that name trading from numerous ports abroad.