Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Length Overall: 66’
Beam: 14’ 10”
Draft: 6’ 6”
Mast Height: 59’
Sail Area: 1,160 square feet
Year Built: 2007
20 tons burden
John Ratcliffe, Captain
12 passengers and 9 crew, est.
The smallest of the three vessels was the pinnace Discovery. It was purchased especially for the voyage by the Virginia Company. Susan Constant and Godspeed sailed back to England in mid-June. Discovery did not sail with the other vessels. It was used by the settlers to explore the inland waterways of the Chesapeake Bay.
Location. 37° 13.295′ N, 76° 47.275′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the waterfront at the Jamestown Settlement. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Godspeed (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage to Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan Constant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Fort (about 500 feet away); Powhatan Indian Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Jamestown Began: (approx. ¼ mile away); Jamestown (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a diagram of the Discovery labeling its various parts, including the Topsail, Mizzen, Main Course, Aft Cabin, Cargo Hold and Forecastle.
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.