16 September 2009

The Pilgrms Set Sail

"The Pilgrims set sail for the New World on September 16, 1620, Gregorian calendar (or September 6 Julian calendar -- England adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752) that we now know is during hurricane season . . . The top-heavy ship pitched in the cold Atlantic storms. Streams of cold saltwater poured through the leaky superstructures at unexpected times . . ."

More here from the American Thinker.


Michael Bradley said...

By the time the Pilgrims arrived Virginia already had an elected representative form of government. Thanksgiving had been celebrated long before the Pilgrima ever thought of coming to the New World. Protestant Christianity was alive and well in Virginia prior to the arrival of the Pilgrims with their narrow, sectarian ways.

I have always wondered why so much attengion is given to the second place arrivals--could it be because New England Yankees have written so much of the story of the nation?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

No disagreement here Michael. No, it's because Virginians are much more humble.