All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, March 17, 2006

Jamestown Ships Built in Maine

Two Maine boatyards are building replicas of ships that brought the first English settlers to Jamestown colony in Virginia. And the one constructed by Rockport Marine is set to launch tomorrow.
The latest vessels to bear the names Godspeed and Discovery are being built for the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia in time to take part in Jamestown's 400th anniversary celebration next year. The larger of the two, the 65 foot Godspeed, will be launched Saturday in Penobscot Bay in Rockport.

Discovery, the smallest of the colonists' three ships, is scheduled to be completed at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard later this year. [Link]
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