Wednesday, January 4, 2012

replica of John Cabot's "MATTHEW"

Built in 1997 on Radcliffe Wharf in Bristol, the replica of the MATTHEW, ship used by the Italian navigator John Cabot when he sailed from Bristol in 1497 is seen here at Portsmouth, during the Festival of the sea in 1998, the ship took two years to build and in 1997 exactly 500 years after John Cabot left England the replica followed the same course with the same number of crew and the same time to complete the crossing was used

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