The Mayflower was a ship that transported 102 Pilgrims from England to the New World. The passengers sailed from London in September 1620 and spent more than two long months at sea. The trip was very rough, with constant waves threatening to destroy the ship.
On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower anchored in Cape Cod and the Mayflower Compact was signed. Several passengers formed scouting groups to explore the snow-covered land in search of a suitable spot to settle. The groups returned to the ship and had found a harbor on the western side of Cape Cod Bay that they liked.
The Mayflower docked in modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 18, 1620, and its passengers prepared to begin Plymouth Colony.