Deck hand Chanin Consoer welcomes visitors to the Godspeed.
Photo by James Cullum/Gazette Packet
The replica Godspeed ship from the Jamestown Settlement docked in Alexandria over the weekend, and was open to the public for free tours. The ship, which sails around the region for a month every year, has traveled to the port of Alexandria a number of times since it first graced the port city with its presence in 2006 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown. The 13-person crew of men and women live below deck in wooden bunks with mattresses and few modern conveniences and reported that the recent cold front made sleeping comfortable—except for the snoring.