Harwich, England, home of Captain Jones where the Mayflower was built

A large sculpture of the Mayflower by Hannah Murphy (pictured above and below) sits in a rotary near the Port of Harwich, the UK’s second busiest passenger ferry port. The sculpture was designed as part of the Mayflower 400 celebration that began in 2020.

Christopher Jones is believed to have been born in Harwich in 1570. He lived in the town and was married twice in the port. Today, you can look around Captain Jones’s former home (pictured above) on King’s Head Street, which has been turned into a tourist attraction as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

The display includes a description of the Admiralty Court Valuation naming Captain Jones as Master of the Mayflower in 1610 and a timeline of the Mayflower voyage to New England (click left and right above for larger versions).

(Above) The Harwich Mayflower exhibit on Ha’ Penny Pier houses a number of historic items and explanatory descriptions including a map of Captain Jones’ two voyages (click here for a larger version).