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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 2007.
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. Marker is on the waterfront at the Jamestown Settlement. Touch for map. 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 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. Ό mile away); Jamestown (approx. Ό 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.