Popham Colony Replica Ship Nears Completion
July 25, 2013
The Forecaster: Another summer of shipbuilding is underway, as the replica of a ship built more than 400 years ago on the shores of the Kennebec River coasts closer to its 2015 completion goal.
The Maine’s First Ship group is replicating the Virginia, a 51-foot pinnace built in 1608 by the short-lived Popham Colony, and the first European ship built in New England. The work is being conducted in the Bath Freight Shed, a 19th century structure overlooking the Kennebec.
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