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(1963) Close the mind's eye to sidewalk, fence and modern dock and the scene viewed is that of the Mayflower, anchored off Provincetown, Mass. in Nov. 1620. Pilgrims, who sailed from Plymouth, England, on Sept. 6 of that year, can be visualized descending from the ship into the shallop (open sailing-rowing boat) at the Mayflower's side to explore land suitable for settling. The Mayflower II, today anchored in Plymouth Harbor, recalls that early beginning of America. Religion News Service file photo