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Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Voyage to Virginia

 
 
Voyage to Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Voyage to Virginia Marker
Inscription.
The ships traveled to Virginia using the favorable southerly route across the Atlantic Ocean, taking advantage of trade winds and stopping at numerous islands to resupply. Cramped, unsanitary conditions and unrelenting boredom created tension and conflict among the passengers. After 6,000 miles at sea and the loss of only one passenger in the Caribbean Islands, the voyagers arrived off the coast of Virginia. On May 13, 1607, they decided upon James Island as the site of their new settlement.
 
Location. 37° 13.312′ N, 76° 47.286′ 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 at the Jamestown Settlement, near an enclosure at the waterfront. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Godspeed (a few steps from this marker); Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan Constant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); James Fort (about 500 feet
The Discovery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. The Discovery
This is a replica of one of the ships that brought the colonists to Jamestown in 1607. It is located near the marker.
away, measured in a direct line); Powhatan Indian Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Jamestown Began: (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains a map charting the trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Events along the way are indicated, including: Departed London December 20, 1606; Canary Islands c.February, 1607; Dominica, March 24, 1607; Guadeloupe, March 27, 1607; Nevis, March 24 – April 3, 1607; Virgin Islands, April 4-6, 1607; Mona, April 7-10, 1607; Monito, April 9, 1607; Arrived at Virginia, April 26, 1607; Jamestown, May 13, 1607.
 
Also see . . .  Jamestown Settlement. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Susan Constant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Susan Constant
This ship is a re-creation of the flagship and largest of the three that made the 1607 voyage to Jamestown.
 
 
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 447 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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