Days like today make you wonder why the Pilgrims made the voyage to Massachusetts.
They didn't mean to.
The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower were in route to the British Colony of Virginia, when storms and navigational problems diverted the ship to what is now Provincetown, Cape Cod. They arrived on November 21, 1620.
Half the passengers died during the first winter. Here's a list of everyone who made the voyage.