The Mayflower of NH
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Artist's concept of the ship Mayflower/ SeacoastNH.comStrawbery Banke Presents

Can you name the ships that brought the first settlers to Portsmouth? No plaque notes that David Thomson’s group of fishermen arrived aboard the JONATHAN from Plymouth in 1623. No memorial marks the landings of the WARWICK and PIED COW at Strawberry Bank around 1630. Why not?





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Pied Cow or the Warwick? An imagined view of ship delivering the earliest NH settlers at Strawbery Banke /

This imagined illustration comes from a tercentennial history of Portsmouth for children by Edith Gilman Brewster entitled Some Three Hundreds Years Ago, W.B. Ranney Company, Concord, NH, 1922

Articles about the founding of New Hampshire & the Plymouth Pilgrims

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

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