What does this far below sentence mean? Is it right to think "On May 13, three frail ships bearing 105 colonists from England were moored to tree separated from the shore of peninsula"? I can't understand the sentence because of the word "off".
Original sentence:"On May 13, 1607, three frail ships bearing 105 colonists from England were moored to tree off the shore of a peninsula."
What is the source of the original quotation? For one thing, it should be '...moored to trees. . .'
'...off the shore' means 'in the sea' so unless the roots of the trees were underwater it doesn't make sense.