1957: The Mayflower Arrives in New York City

Mayflower 1957

In 1957, a replica of the Mayflowerthe Mayflower II—was built in England based on reconstructed blueprints of the ship from an American museum. It set sail for the United States on April 20, 1957 and arrived in New York City on July 1. Of the original Mayflower‘s passengers and crew, only half survived the first winter in Plymouth Harbor; the rest died from scurvy, pneumonia, and tuberculosis.

B. Anthony Stewart: The Mayflower II Enters New York Harbor, 1957. Photo from the National Geographic archives.

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