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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Nautical Collection to Be Sold as Fundraiser for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery -- re-creations of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607 -- are the backbone of the Jamestown Settlement sailing program and have been designated “the official fleet of the Commonwealth” by the Virginia General Assembly. The donation of nautical items stipulated that proceeds would support the Jamestown Settlement sailing program. Private funding has an essential role in supporting the largely volunteer nature of this effort. Along with three paid staff members, up to 35 individuals volunteer 10,000 hours each year to maintain and sail these historic ships.
Exceptional quality "Husun" sextant made by “Henry Hughes & Son, Ltd.,
59 Fenchurch Street, London E.C.”
Each year one of the three ships sails on a goodwill cruise to other ports to participate in commemorative and community events and host educational programs for students. Sailing program volunteer crew assists visitors and students in exploring the ships and learning about the 1607 voyage and 17th-century shipboard activities.For more information on Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, visit www.historyisfun.org.
Cased dry card compass by F.W. Lincoln, Jr., Boston, circa 1855.
Skipjack Nautical Wares is proud to be selected as this collection's marketing agent to raise funds for the Jamestown Settlement sailing program. There are 30 plus items in this collection ranging from ship models to early nautical navigational instruments. Also, please, donate generously to the Jamestown Settlement to help keep this important piece of our American history flourishing!
Highest quality commemorative/memorial bell, early to mid 20th century