Saturday, April 28, 2018

Society Saturday - Captain Gates

At the Annual Banquet of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, we had a chance to travel back in time to meet the Captain of the Maryland "Dove".  The "Dove" was the ship that brought the early settlers to Maryland in 1633-4.  It is being reconstructed at St. Mary's City in Maryland.

Aiding the reconstruction was the project of 2015-18 DFPA National President Carole Belcher.  

Captain Will Gates is an expert ship rigger of historic tall ships and is currently the skipper of the reconstructed " Dove".  He told us about the history of the ship, and details about its reconstruction.

It was interesting to learn a little about what life was like on board during the 3 month winter voyage for the 120 people on board, each with only a small patch of deck to call their own.

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