In my previous posts I've shared lots of information about the Pilgrims, Puritans, and Strangers - the passengers of the Mayflower. These brave souls were willing and able to give up every convenience for a chance to practice their Christian religion freely. They were devoted to the point of risking their lives, and, in fact, 58 of the 108 known passengers died either on the voyage or in the first year of arrival. After a voyage of 66 days, they arrived at Cape Cod in November of 1620 but remained on board for several weeks before stepping onto the baron and frigid shores. With no accommodations, they began building their homes at the start of a deadly winter. Check out my Mayflower database here to learn more about the Mayflower passengers, complete with antique illustrations.