In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of another route to India, and stumbled upon the continent of North America. He later wrote: "For the execution of the journey to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. It is simply the fulfilment of what Isaiah prophesied. After his discovery was made known, many people, including the pilgrims, made their way to the New World. In November of 1620, the first pilgrims spotted Plymouth, Massachusetts from their ship, the Mayflower. Their leader, William Bradford, wrote, “They [the Pilgrim Fathers] fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean.” These pioneering immigrants to America strongly believed the Word of God and founded their laws and principles upon it.