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The Adventure, Trading Ketch

 
 
The <i>Adventure</i>, Trading Ketch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
1. The Adventure, Trading Ketch Marker
Inscription.
Trade was the lifeblood of the colony, and trade was impossible without good ships. The Adventure is a replica of a 17th-century trading vessel called a ketch. Ketches and other small ships plied the waters between Carolina and other colonies, especially Barbados. They carried the raw materials that made Charles Towne successful.

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The ketch Industry arrived from Barbados in 1678. Its cargo list gives some idea of items that could be carried in a ship like the Adventure:
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One pipe of Madeira wine
32 barrels of Muscovado sugar
Three hogsheads & 12 barrels of rum
Seven barrels of lime juice
Three hogsheads containing nine sails
11 bundles of rod iron, 13 bars of flat iron
One barrel of cotton seeds
One fine hammock
One new cable
Two pounds of old cables
Seven Negroes, by name:
Cuffado
Cottobo
Coussie
Peter
Sarah
Moheillie
Rose
 
Location. 32° 48.052′ N, 79° 58.994′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Old Town Plantation Road. Click for map. Marker is located
The <i>Adventure</i>, Trading Ketch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
2. The Adventure, Trading Ketch Marker
on the History Trail at Charles Towne Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston SC 29407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ship Shaping (here, next to this marker); Seized! (here, next to this marker); Harnessing the Wind (here, next to this marker); Postponed Aspirations (within shouting distance of this marker); Trade, Profits and Support (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On the Edge of an Empire (about 400 feet away); Mixed Results (about 400 feet away); A Common Lodging (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
More about this marker. A schematic of the Adventure appears at the lower left of the marker, along with the caption “The Adventure is about 65 feet long and has a modern net tonnage of 34 tons. It was designed by architect William Avery Baker and built by James B. Richardson Jr. in 1970.”
A photo of the Adventure at sea is at the bottom center of the marker. It has a caption of “A good comparison for the Adventure in modern terms is a mid-sized delivery truck. She would have needed a crew of around six to eight sailors, depending on the length of the voyage.”
 
Also see . . .
The <i>Adventure</i>, Trading Ketch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
3. The Adventure, Trading Ketch Marker
 Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The <i>Adventure</i>, Trading Ketch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
4. The Adventure, Trading Ketch
Onboard the <i>Adventure</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
5. Onboard the Adventure
Below Decks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
6. Below Decks
Crewmen's Quarters Aboard the <i>Adventure</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
7. Crewmen's Quarters Aboard the Adventure
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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