Save Our History: Godspeed to Jamestown
- (Manufactured on Demand)
- Format: DVD
- Rated: NR
- Release Date: 8/25/2009
In the spring of 1607 after several treacherous months at sea three ships landed on the shores of Virginia and established Jamestown one of the first permanent English settlements in America. GODSPEED TO JAMESTOWN is a celebration of one of those ships the 40-ton brigantine Godspeed. In honor of it's 400th anniversary the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation commissioned the building of the latest replica of the Godspeed. Now join host Steve Thomas (This Old House) as he journeys step-by-step through the 18-month process from the laying of the keel to the ship's first days at sea. Learn the impressive history behind the Godspeed and the fate of it's brave passengers and marvel at the skill and precision of the replica's builders who ensured the accuracy of the reproduction down to the cotton caulking hammered between the ship's original planks. Featuring insightful interviews with renowned experts SAVE OUR HISTORY presents an exciting hands-on examination of a touchstone moment in America's past.