The Pilgrims Set Sail in 1620
The Pilgrims secured a charter and started collecting the supplies they would need for a lengthy sea voyage and to set up their new lives in Massachusetts. The group had hoped to depart Europe in early 1620, but plans were delayed. They finally left in July, but had to turn back after a week when one of their ships, the Speedwell, had trouble.
The supplies and passengers from the Speedwell were crowded onto the other ship, the Mayflower, and the journey began again.