BALTIMORE: An ocean-born education was probably the last thing on the minds of the colonists who boarded three small boats bound from England to the New World in December 1606. Yet, in the four and half months the group was at sea – living austerely in crowded conditions – they would certainly have come to realize the many challenges they would face, once they finally landed on the island they would name Jamestown.
This weekend, Marylanders can get a glimpse of that ship-board life, as a recreation of one of these iconic colonial vessels – Godspeed – calls on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Docked adjacent to the USS Constellation, Godspeed is in town as part of the 2018 Maryland Fleet Week.
The 2018 Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show runs now through Tuesday, Oct. 9. Along with historic Baltimore-based ships, like the USS Constellation, the USS Torsk submarine, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney and the Lightship Chesapeake, Godspeed will be joined by more than a dozen U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, Canadian and British Naval ships, as well as sea service vessels and traditional sailing ships.
All ships will be open for tours at the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton and Locust Point, October 4-8 from 1 to 6 p.m.