What Happened to the Ship Called the Speedwell?

The Speedwell, a 60-ton seafaring vessel intended to serve as tender for a larger vessel, set out to accompany the Mayflower in transporting pilgrims to the New World in the late 1500s, but was left behind for taking on water. Passengers who had planned to take the Speedwell across the Atlantic instead boarded the Mayflower with their fellow pilgrims.

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