On September 10th, Rob Stevens will tell us about Maine’s First Ship and their effort to build a 51 foot reconstruction of the pinnace Virginia. The Virginia was built in 1607-1608 at the Popham Colony, located near the mouth of the Kennebec River. It was originally built to aid in coastal exploration and fishing, but was repurposed when the Popham colony was abandoned in October 1608 and was used to return some of the colonists to England. The building of Virginia is the beginning of Maine’s 400 year tradition of quality shipbuilding. The Virginia has been constructed by volunteers, and is expected to launch next year.
History Room Live is an ongoing virtual program of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at Patten Free Library. Our patrons meet on Zoom to learn about and discuss topics in local history and genealogy.Register for This Event