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Godspeed to Jamestown

Godsped Jamestown
In 1607, the sailing ship Godspeed played an important role in American history; she was one of three ships that carried settlers to the Jamestown colony. We follow the construction of a full size replica of the three-masted ship commissioned by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Host Steve Thomas guides viewers through the 18-month process, from the laying of the keel to her first days at sea, exploring the combination of old world craftsmanship and modern technology used to put the ship together. When Godspeed is ready to take her first sail into the cold waters of Penobscot Bay, we get to see the ship in all its glory, learn about conditions on the original voyage, and ponder the courage of those who set sail 400 years ago.


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