"And so in the morning, after calling upon God for direction, we
came to this conclusion: to go presently ashore again. For we
could not now take time for further search or consideration, our
victuals being much spent, especially our beer."
-William Bradford, 1620, writing aboard the Mayflower,
explaining why the Pilgrims were putting ashore at Plymouth Rock
instead of at their planned landing in Virginia.
Some believe, perhaps erroneously, that they ran out of Old Speckled Hen.
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