Sultana's John Smith Shallop Arrives at the
National Sailing Hall of Fame
Sultana Projects' John Smith Shallop has completed the 60-mile voyage from Chestertown across the Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis and the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The Shallop will become the centerpiece of a 6-month, in-water exhibit about the history of John Smith's 1607-1609 voyages on the Chesapeake Bay and the National Park Service's new Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The exhibit was organized by Sultana Projects in partnership with the National Sailing Hall of Fame, The Friends of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail, and the National Park Service's Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.
Built by Sultana Projects in 2005, the John Smith Shallop is a 28-foot replica of the small boat used by Captain John Smith to explore and map the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. In 2007 Sultana's replica Shallop was used to make a 121-day, 1,500 mile reenactment of John Smith's 1608 voyages which served as the official inauguration for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - America's first National Water Trail. Today, the John Smith Shallop continues to travel to sites around the Chesapeake Bay, serving as a roving ambassador for the John Smith Trail.
The Shallop was crewed by a dedicated group of volunteers from Sultana Projects that oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the vessel.
May 29, 2010
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