November 9, 1620
2,950 miles sailed
… we held each other’s hands so tightly and almost dared not breathe, but minute by minute, the line became firmer and began to thicken. ‘Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It has taken us all of sixty-five days, but we are here. This be the New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time.
Dear America: A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 by Kathryn Lasky