WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 27, 2014 – The Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will participate in the 38th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® June 6-8, leading tall ships in a parade of sail that starts in Hampton Roads at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 6. The ship will be docked at Norfolk’s Waterside Marina throughout the weekend and will be open for public tours 3 to 6 p.m. on June 6 and noon to 6 p.m. on June 7 and 8.
Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, is the Godspeed’s home port. While the ship is away, museum visitors will have access to the Susan Constant and Discovery, re-creations of the other two 1607 vessels.
The Godspeed is sailed by a crew of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff and volunteers, and its voyages are supported with private donations. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway (2110 Jamestown Road), just southwest of Williamsburg. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 or visit hif.ciniva.net. For details about Norfolk Harborfest, visit festevents.org.