Wednesday, November 23, 2005

"'Tis I, Oceanus Hopkins..."

Cartoonist Gary Cangemi just did a Mayflower/Pilgrim theme in his Umbert the Unborn comic strip, featuring a spirited unborn boy named Oceanus Hopkins, en route to America in his mother's womb. The first entry is here. Follow-up entries here, here, here, here, here, here.

There was a real boy named Oceanus Hopkins, born en route to America on the Mayflower, in case you were wondering.

This list of passengers on Mayflower mentions him. That website ( has quite a bit on the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.

This children's story by Margaret B. Pumphrey, about being on the Mayflower, includes a passage on how Oceanus got his name.

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