Mayflower and...Speedwell?

Thanksgiving is almost here and it seems timely to remember the harrowing voyage of the Pilgrims and yes, non-Pilgrims, that came to start anew in an unforeseen wilderness across an ocean.  Did you know there were to be 2 ships, the other named Speedwell, which began to sink? All passengers that didn't turn back then were transferred to the Mayflower. In addition to overcrowded conditions, they also traveled during the stormiest part of the year. 

Read more here: http://mayflowerhistory.com/voyage/