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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

June 22, 2010

Ships at Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia


On December 20, 1606, three small wooden ships made their way across the Atlantic Ocean, into the Chesapeake Bay, and up the James River landing on May 13, 1607, to found what is the first permanent English settlement in the United States.  Jamestown Settlement's replicas of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery are visitor favorites. 

The largest, the Susan Constant, had a deck length of 82 feet, beam width of 24 feet 10 inches, and carried 71 people and cargo; the Godspeed had a deck length of 65 feet 5 inches, beam width of 17 feet, and carried 52 people and cargo; and, the Discovery had a deck length of 50 feet 10 inches, a beam width of 14 feet, and carried 21 people and cargo.  The replicas can be toured each day.

On occasion, the ships sail to various destinations to take part in events.

6 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Ready to sail..
Costas

lewi14 said...

Beautiful ships indeed. There is nothing to be said against a small trip along the shore. I'm at first a landsman ...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Reminds me of replicas we saw wharf side in London.

lina@happy family said...

Love seeing all ships, they are great ones...

Sorry for the late visiting you back, I've got connection trouble here






























































Love seeing all ships, they are great ones!

Sorry for the late visiting you back, I've got connection trouble here...

Joyful said...

Wonderful photos. It looks so peaceful there.

jennyfreckles said...

They are beautiful ships - imagine that journey though...

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