What if the Mayflower was blown slightly off course during its journey (although it was blown off course in OTL, I suppose), and then experiences a particularly violent storm that it would have avoided OTL. What is the effect on English colonization, and on American colonization as a whole? Would it have any noticeable effect on the early colonies? The passengers and ship would have been lost sometime during the journey, and it could easily have been chalked up to bad construction, seeing as there had been earlier problems with setting sailing. So what, if any, effect does this have on future colonization efforts in the Americas?