Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ship Building

During 1632 the task of building and maintaining vessels in the Colony fell into decay and the Lord Commissioners in England were informed that some recent effort had commenced in this industry. Saw-mills were erected to furnish the plank. However, this beginning must have followed up with little energy, for only three years later, the observation of Captain Devries, upon arriving in Jamestown and discovering that his ship was in a leaky condition, found it necessary to sail to the New Netherlands for repairs. Source: Devries' Voyages from Holland to America, p. 108.

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