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Winter Lecture Series: John Page Williams

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 7:00pm

Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

$10(Free for First Mate Members & Above)

Scope of Presentation

Capt. John Smith and his crews covered some 3,000 miles over 30 months (April, 1607 – October, 1609), rowing and sailing the 30’ Discovery Barge. The map he published in Oxford, England in 1612 was the first accurate guide to the Chesapeake and its tidal rivers. It opened up the Bay to English settlers who colonized both Virginia and Maryland in the seventeenth century. In 2006, the National Park Service incorporated Smith’s explorations into the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Today Capt. Smith’s Trail is open for exploration by boats ranging from kayaks, canoes, and skiffs to trawlers and cruising sailboats

About the Presenter

John Page Williams is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s long-time Senior Naturalist. He also serves as editor-at-large for Chesapeake Bay Magazine and as a contributing writer for BOATING Magazine.

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