Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The voyage of over four months was difficult for crew and passengers. Poor nutrition, stormy seas, overcrowding, and boredom created illness and ill feelings. Crew filled their time sailing the ship. Passengers were cramped below with cannon, supplies, and baggage.
Merchant ships were a lifeline to England for the settlers in Virginia, bringing fresh supplies, more colonists, and news from home. These vessels, re-creations of the three original ships, were built here at Jamestown Settlement, and occasionally sail with a volunteer crew to other ports.
Location. 37° 13.343′ N, 76° 47.258′ 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 near the waterfront at the Jamestown Settlement. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Susan Constant (within shouting distance of this marker); Godspeed (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage to Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); James Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discovery (about 300 feet away); Powhatan Indian Village (about 700 feet away); At Jamestown Began: (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
More about this marker. Pictures on the marker depict the Susan Constant, flagship of the fleet, and passengers and crew of the ships. “Written descriptions and underwater archaeological excavations indicate that passengers filled long hours telling stories, smoking pipes, playing instruments such as tahoe pipes, and playing games such as cards, dice and draughters (checkers).”
Also see . . . Jamestown Settlement. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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 451 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.