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Only 391 years ago…the Winthrop Fleet arrived. by The Elephant's Child
June 14, 2021, 6:36 pm
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In 1630, John Winthrop organized a fleet of 11 ships to carry almost 1,000 immigrants from England to America and founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

There were two groups. They arrived at various dates in June and July. They carried between 700 and 1,000 Puritans, plus their livestock and all their provisions from England to Salem between April 8 and June 12 of 1630. That’s two and a half months sailing across the broad Atlantic with all their livestock in tiny crowded sailing ships. Give them a grateful thought.

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