Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Captain John Smith and Annapolis

Although I enjoyed Disney's "Pocahontas", the history major in me had to laugh at the sharp detour it took from actual documented events. That's okay...nobody expects Disney to be historically accurate. I couldn't help but think of that as I visited downtown Annapolis, Maryland last weekend to see the replica of a boat (a shallop) used by the real Captain John Smith to explore the Chesapeake Bay. For details about this boat and its remarkable journey, go to where you'll find interactive maps and video clips.

Here are some of the photos I took of the boat and its crew at City Dock in Annapolis:

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