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Painting by Mike Haywood of the Voyage of the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, which again portrays the 3 ships weathering a stiff breeze in mid Atlantic nearly 400 years ago. He has  given the viewer a sense of the spirit of adventure and dogged determination of these first pioneering settlers. Just how a boat the size of the Godspeed ( the vessel on the right )  carried over 50 settlers, ship's crew and supplies for 5 month's across the Atlantic in the middle of winter defies belief.

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Susan Constant, the flagship of the fleet that carried the first English settlers to Virginia in 1607(71) . The Susan Constant, a 120-ton vessel, was built in 1605 and made one voyage to Spain before the Virginia Company of London chartered it. Captained by Christopher Newport, the Susan Constant, Godspeed 40 -ton Vessel  52 Passengers  and Discovery 20 ton vessel  21 Passengers  sailed from London on 20 Dec.1606 and arrived nearby on the Virginia capes on 26 Apr. 1607. The colonists erected a cross claiming the land for England, explored the James River for a suitable settlement site, and planted the first permanent English colony at Jamestown on 14 May 1607

Voyage of the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery

Mike Haywood
Marine and portrait painter

For information on full-scale replicas of the three 1607 ships at Jamestown


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