Members of the Maine’s First Ship group have spent more than 20 years researching the first European-built ocean-going ships in North America.
According to a news release from Rowhouse Secretary Bob McIntyre, plans became a reality last summer when, after years of construction, the Virginia replica of Sagadahoch was launched in Bath.
Jim Parmentier, a 10-year volunteer on the project, will recount the story of the settlers of Virginia and Popham on Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 pm at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop Street. The first presentation of the new year by Rowhouse, Hallowell’s Historical Society.
Maine’s First Ship uses the reconstruction of the 1607 Pinnace to introduce the public to Maine’s early nautical history and craftsmanship, with the aim of illustrating the relationship between the Popham settlers and the native peoples of the land. is.
This presentation will discuss the role of the Popham settlers in the broader context of British colonization of North America in the early 17th century and explore the archaeological evidence supporting the efforts of the Popham settlers. Some of the settlers’ first visits to the Hallowell area were made in hopes of trading with the local population.
Row House President Larry Davis reveals the results of these encounters from a European perspective.
For more information, please contact McIntyre at 207-592-4718 or [email protected].
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