The Susan Constant, at 120 tons, was the largest of three ships of the English Virginia Company that were led by Captain Christopher Newport on the 1607 voyage that resulted in the founding of the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown, in the new Colony of Virginia. On that voyage, she carried 71 colonists.
This photograph was captured from a helicopter - (thanks Keith!) providing a unique angle of view and a perfect elevation that keeps it from looking like one of those tourist photos! The ship was participating in OpSail 2000, off the coast of Virginia just north of Virginia Beach. Shot with a 35mm film camera, scanned, photoshop to remove several smaller boats.
More photos of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia on VirginiaImages.com
NOTE: I intentionally display photographs smaller than the normal size photos shown on Trek Earth. This is to discourage copyright violations.
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alin-m (3716) 2009-09-16 6:41
Interesting picture,nice ship.Regards.Alin.
batalay (34795) 2011-03-31 20:10
This is one of the finest shots of the Susan Constant that I've seen, especially since it is at full sail. The shot from a helicopter certainly makes it unusual. As a Virginian, I've visited Jamestown a number of times over the years, and, indeed, here is a 39-year old image of the Jamestown Ships posted in 2007.