Captain John Smith

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English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia

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The author of this readable new study of Captain John Smith reinterprets the famed soldier and settler in two ways that are sure to be contentious.
Similarly, there is the story of how Captain John Smith was saved by Pocahontas.
One of Lady Rebecca's foals, Captain John Smith, is a good 16.2hh or 16.3hh, so she will grow all right."
Captain John Smith famously recognized this in his History of Jamestown.
As in the first volume The Weight of Smoke the author intertwines two narratives one purporting to be the secret diaries of Captain John Smith (he of Pocahontas fame) the other the tale of Sir Francis Drake as told to Smith by Jonas Profit a member of the Jamestown company who also sailed with Drake a generation earlier.
His new ship, the Halve Maen (or Half Moon), was only about 85 feet long and 16 feet wide, and was described as "a cramped, ungainly ship that rode high in the water." Before the ship sailed, Hudson's friend, Captain John Smith, founder of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, sent Hudson some maps, with a message that Native Americans had talked of water that opened to the west.
In the summer of 1608, Captain John Smith and his crew of 14 stepped off the edge of their maps, becoming the first Europeans to explore this estuary.
John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages 1607-1609 is a scholarly, extensive, and detailed examination of Captain John Smith's historic voyages exploring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.
I was among 12 men and women who set out from Jamestown, Virginia, in spring 2007 in a 28-foot open boat on a 120-day, 1,500-mile expedition along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on the Chesapeake Bay.
While readers gain a detailed knowledge of the Jamestown situation and Captain John Smith himself, the majority of the book actually focuses on Sir Francis Drake.
English explorer and Virginia Colony founder Captain John Smith (1580-1631) conducted a number of sailing expeditions around the Chesapeake Bay.
Still, while Malick was stuck with the pseudo-star Colin Farrell to play Captain John Smith, Dominik at least has a genuine matinee idol to portray his American legend.
Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) arrives in disgrace on the shores of the New World, but he is pardoned and soon rises to lead the English settlers of what will eventually be Jamestown, Virginia.
On Thursday, July 26, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will deploy its third "smart buoy" as part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail -- the nation's first water-based national historic trail and newest national park.
As a child, Pocahontas knew the 17th-century English settlers in Virginia, and she became close to Captain John Smith, who had been adopted by her father.