View Poll Results: Why did the Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock?

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  • A) They ran out of food and were forced to land

    3 16.67%
  • B) Their ships were badly damaged by the voyage and couldn't continue

    1 5.56%
  • C) Many women became pregnant during the voyage and were going to give birth

    0 0%
  • D) The were out of beer and needed to make a pit-stop

    4 22.22%
  • E) Their navigational skills sucked and they simply landed at the wrong place!

    10 55.56%
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    I just found out why the Pilgrims actually landed at Plymouth Rock. That was not their original destination. They were forced to land there. Anyone else know the real reason? Let's see what you think and I'll tell you if you were right later on...hee hee hee.
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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    i put A, but i dont rember what the reason was
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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    Quote Originally Posted by gixxershane
    i put A, but i dont rember what the reason was
    ..it was "They ran out of food." LOL.
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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    I put E. I'm not sure but it seems like most discoveries are by accident.

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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    Anyone else know the real reason?.
    E is the closest to the reason - however they were english so D would be a good reason

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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    My family was on the Speedwell, a ship that left Britain with the Mayflower, but had to turn back after three days at sea. My ancestors, the Houghton's, arrived in Plymouth in 1623, if I recall.

    So, I know why we ended up in Massachusetts Bay. But I'll let others ponder.

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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    If my memory from history class serves me well, they did land because they ran out of beer.
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    I put running out of food because that seems like a common reason.

    It's hard to carry the proper amount of food for such a long and dangerous journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I put running out of food because that seems like a common reason. It's hard to carry the proper amount of food for such a long and dangerous journey.
    And that, y'all, is why all us older kenpoists are so much larger around th' middle!

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    I still am told the tale of how my mother stood on the shore in 1957 and watched the Mayflower II sale into Plymouth harbor. They ship was a gift from Britain and remains on display in Plymouth.

    Plimouth Plantation is always a nice summer visit.

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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    The answer my friends is....blowing in the wind. LOL. Sorry..couldn't resist.
    Seriously, the answer is "D". Yup...they ran out of beer!
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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    Well that explains a lot. I thought they got lost because they had too much beer!

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    Default Re: Why Plymouth Rock?

    Quote Originally Posted by crane557
    Well that explains a lot. I thought they got lost because they had too much beer!
    The beer they carried on ship was very different from what we consider beer. It was very weak but since it had been boiled it was much purer than any water source that they had access to. Coupled with the fact that it had quite a shelf life, it was a major part of the shipboard diet at ther time.
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