Almost 400 years ago in 1620, there were several families who wanted to have a better life for themselves and their children. So they got on a big boat called The Mayflower and those families sailed across the large Atlantic Ocean from England to America.
These families were called The Pilgrims and they had a very rough trip that lasted for several months. They lived in tiny rooms on The Mayflower and the food was not that good. During storms the boat rocked up and down and rolled from side to side and it was hard to stand up and move around without falling down.
Two of the families traveling on The Mayflower were the Tilleys and the Howlands. Elizabeth Tilley and John Howland loved each other very much and were looking forward to getting married once they had reached America.
One time during this long voyage, John Howland slipped…
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