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THE HISTORIC QUAY OF 'THE HARD' AT PLYMOUTH, WHENCE THE MAYFLOWER SAILED

THE HISTORIC QUAY OF 'THE HARD' AT PLYMOUTH, WHENCE THE MAYFLOWER SAILED

It was from Southampton that the Mayflower and Speedwell started their voyage, but stress of weather compelled them to refit at Plymouth, which thus has taken the fame as the actual point of departure which should have belonged to Southampton. Here is the quay from which the ships started (bottom), and a stone slab (top) let into the pavement is inscribed "Mayflower 1620." The left tablet of the two on the wall behind commemorates the landing at Plymouth of the American seaplane NC4 on completing the first trans-Atlantic flight in 1919.

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AMERICAN SHRINES AT GAINSBOROUGH, LONDON AND SOUTHAMPTON
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