Godspeed sets sail for Rappahannock
, 2014


Godspeed sets sail for Rappahannock

WILLIAMSBURG—The Godspeed is embarking on voyages to Lancaster County in October and Urbanna in November, from its home port of Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia.

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Godspeed under sail on the Chesapeake Bay.

The ship, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to America in 1607, will be docked at Yankee Point Marina on the Corrotoman River in Lancaster County October 5 through 7. On Friday, October 5, the ship will host prescheduled maritime education programs for students and, from 3 to 5 p.m., free public tours. The Godspeed will participate in the Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta on the Rappahannock River October 6 and 7.

The Godspeed will a featured exhibit at the Urbanna Oyster Festival, where it will be open for free public tours at the Urbanna Town Marina from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 2 and 3.

The ship will host students from Middlesex County public schools and area private schools on Education Day, November 1, focusing on the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay region.

The Godspeed is sailed by a crew of museum staff and volunteers, and its voyages are supported with private donations. The ship participated in OpSail 2012 Virginia in June this year and last visited Lancaster and Urbanna in 2010.


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