Of Plymouth Plantation

Timeline created by emilykotter98
  • Seasickness

    One problem the Puritans faced on their journey to America was seasickness. Seasickness was something that the Puritans had to deal with if they had it, because it could not be cured. Because of the rough waters people would end up getting sick. “…Yet, according to the usual manner, many were afflicted with seasickness" (29) This showed how much the Puritans wanted to be able to get to their destination and their willingness to do whatever it took to get there.
  • Troublesome Sailor

    Troublesome Sailor
    Another event the Puritans faced was troublesome sailors. One sailor was being particularly rude to the others on the ship. It was solved in more somber way than other problems that were faced, when the rude sailor got sick and ended up dying, with the other sailors believing it was of God's doing. “Thus his curses light on his own head, and it was an astonishment to all his fellows for they noted it to be the just hand of God upon him”(29).
  • Stormy Weather

    Stormy Weather
    As they made their voyage, the Puritans encountered some cross winds and stormy weather. The winds of the storms and the cross winds ended up damaging the ship. Luckily, the sailors were able to fix the beam with a screw they had on the ship. After they fixed the beam, they decided they would follow God’s will and keep going. “So they committed themselves to the will of God and resolved to proceed,”(30)
  • Cape Cod

    Cape Cod
    The crew was originally going to head to Cape Cod, but after talking, decided to try and go to the Hudson River. They ended up facing rough and horrid waters on their way to the Hudson. After more planning, they decided to go to Cape Cod, believing that it was a sign from God that they were supposed to go to Cape Cod originally.
  • Missing Tools

    Missing Tools
    Another problem the Puritans faced was that they found that some of their tools went missing. One day, an Indian came to them and told them about himself, and he soon became helpful to the Puritans by teaching them things. Later on, Samoset and Squanto, two of the Indians, came and gave the Puritans their stolen tools back. Squanto had stayed with the Puritans and became their interpreter. “… And was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation.”(33).