Before the Mayflower there was the Matthew

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by grebeman, May 27, 2012.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    In 1497 the Italian Giovanni Caboto, known in the UK as John Cabot and his crew sailed from Bristol in South West England to the New World making landfall somewhere in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Labrador or Maine, the exact location is unknown. He successfully returned to Bristol but disappeared on the second trip.

    This replica has been in Plymouth whilst on passage to London for a sail past on the Thames for the Queen's Jubilee.

    Taken from the water taxi as we approached Phoenix Wharf

    The 12 passenger water taxi is the yellow craft moored astern of the Matthew, giving some idea of the size of the vessel

    The modern lifesaving devices are the only non original items visible on board



    All taken with a Panasonic GH2 and 15mm f/4.5 Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar, except the 2nd where the lens used was the 45mm, f/2.8 Panasonic Leica

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  2. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    ...and the electric lights astride the bell on the f'ocsle. Since Edison came long after Cabot. ;)

    (sorry, couldn't resist!)
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Being British I'd say Swan rather than Edison :smile:

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