The past few posts have been about our recent trip to Jamestown - and Williamsburg - with our Munchkin grandchildren and our daughter and son-in-law. Of course, there were many things "calling my name" to come home with me.:-) Today, I will share one of those with you.
|A book - of course!|
|This sounds like a grueling schedule to me!|
|Images of what it may have been like to sail on the Susan Constant.|
|Instruments used for sailing in the early 1600's.|
|A glossary is even included to assist those of us who are unfamiliar with some of the terms.|
There were 104 men and boys who were sailing on the three ships to establish the colony in the New World. The book gives an account of how it might have been to sail on the Susan Constant. Everyone had duties to perform under the leadership of Captain Christopher Newport, the commander of the ship. (Bartholomew Gosnold was commander of the Godspeed, and John Ratcliffe was the commander of the Discovery). No women or girls were brought on this voyage. The three ships set sail on December 20, 1606 and arrived off the coast of Virginia in late April of 1607.
I have much more for you in the coming days. The next post will jump ahead just a bit as I want to share what we found in bloom in Williamsburg! I hope you will follow along.
Thank you for reading. I really appreciate your comments.