Jamestown Settlement Port

We walked down to the port to see the three ships that brought the settlers to Jamestown: The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. They were all pretty cool, each one a little different and definitely different sizes.

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I liked the Discovery and the Susan Constant the best. While we were below decks on the Discovery, space was pretty tight and I gave myself a nice bump as a souvenir when I stepped up on a raised portion of the floor and neglected to bend down just a few inches more to miss the sharp corner of a big ceiling beam.  Luckily, no one but Rob was around to hear me do a really nice impression of a sailor (as in “swearing like . . .).

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We watched some kids become crew to help load supplies aboard one of the ships – All I can say about that is the story of the first settlement might have been very different if left to the poor listening skills, sporadic direction-following abilities, and general lack of task commitment of children. (Honestly, they were trying, but the sailor who was training them was a little addled, or drunk, maybe.)

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