How Much Beer and Alcohol Did the Pilgrims Drink and Why Did the Pilgrims Land In Massachusetts?

Not only did the Pilgrims drink alchohol, but their drinking may have affected why they landed in cold Massachusetts in the dead of winter instead of traveling farther south as planned.

A passenger wrote in a Mayflower journal about why they landed with much haste at first sight of land:

“We could not now take time for further search, our victuals being much spent, expecially our beere.”

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  • Dutch

    The person who wrote that was not a member of the Pilgrim Separatists. There were several NON Pilgrims on board as well…Also it was a series of harsh storms that blew the Mayflower off course…….