Tall Ships

Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©

Dawlish, United Kingdom

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These tall ships, The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery are anchored at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. USA.
Late in the 19th century, Jamestown became the focus of renewed historical interest and efforts at
preservation. In 1893, a portion of the island was donated to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) for that purpose. A seawall was constructed, which preserved the site where the remains of the original “James Fort” were to be discovered by archaeologists of the Jamestown Rediscovery project beginning in 1994, a century later

In 1907, the Jamestown Exposition to celebrate the settlement’s 300th anniversary was held at a more convenient location at Sewell’s Point, near Norfolk. By the 1930s, all of the island was under protective ownership, and the Colonial National Historical Park was created by the National Park Service.

In 1957, the Jamestown Festival, a celebration of its 350th anniversary, was held at the original site (and nearby). The renovated “settlement” now linked by the bucolic Colonial Parkway with the other two points of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown, the festival was a great success. Tourism became continuous after 1957. Jamestown is also known as the city of lost dreams/hope. It is referred to as this because of the Pocahontas and John Smith bond. This bond may have disappeared because John Smith left, although there is much controversy over this subject.

Edited in CS3 with my own texture and tweaked a little, then finished off in Picasa 3 FREE DOWNLOAD
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This is a scanned image, the photo being taken with an Olympus OM1N.
Using 35mm film. Taken in September 1996.

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