The Speedwell Springs a Leak
Having left Southampton on August 5th 1620, the Mayflower and the Speedwell set out on their journey to North America. They would however not get very far with the Speedwell springing a leak early in the journey. This was the second time the Speedwell had suffered from such a problem, in fact leaks had been the cause of the delay in the ships’ departure. The leak forced the ships to return as far as Dartmouth where on August 13th they lay anchor so that the Speedwell could be repaired.
Find out what happened next in our next blog on the voyage!
This scene was built by James Pegrum as part of a series of models on the voyage of the Mayflower. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see them first.
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