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Return of the Godspeed

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Captain Eric Speth sailed the Godspeed up from Jamestown after taking the crew through the Chesapeake Bay.

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A Wednesday cruise on the Godspeed took the ship up the Potomac to Hanes Point.

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Captain Eric Speth instructs Betsy Mathes of Mt. Vernon Travel, Ronnie Stevens of New World Travel and Barbara Faigen of Gerber Tours on the handling of the tiller of the Godspeed which visited the port of Alexandria recently. The reproduction was created for the 2006 Jamestown celebration.

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The crew climbs the rigging to release the sails.

The Godspeed, a recreation of one of the ships that landed in Virginia in 1607 visited the port of Alexandria last week. The Godspeed was recreated for the 2006 Jamestown celebrations. Built by Rockport Marine in Rockport, Maine, it was completed in April of 2006 and arrived at the Jamestown Settlement on May 7, 2006.