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High-Tech Ship Launched From Plymouth, England On 400th Mayflower Anniversary

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PLYMOUTH, England (CBS/AP) — With a splash of Plymouth gin, the U.S. ambassador to Britain officially launched a ship called Mayflower Wednesday, 400 years to the day after a wooden vessel with the same name sailed from an English port to Plymouth, Massachusetts and changed the history of two continents.

The 1620 journey launched a new chapter of expansion for Europe and brought disaster for the Native peoples of the Americas.

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