He tolde me of three barques on route to the New Worlde, thouse whose names are, as he tolde me thereon, be consysted of “Godspeed”, “Discoverie” or “Discovery”, and one whose name splyte twice, I think ´was “Sarah Constant”.- presumably written by Sir Walter Raleigh
To have endured the long voyage from England to Jamestown and back, Sarah Constant is an excellent example of endurance. It made its maiden voyage to the New World in 1606-1607 and it was last seen in 1615 as a merchant ship.
At the museum we were shown movies re-enacting the dangerous crossing the first settlers endured. The ship was too small for 71 colonists and it was a big test to endure living in close quarters. There were stormy seas and the prospect of being killed by native settlers in the islands where they made stops.
365 Project: Day 246