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Boat Friday

With apologies to Ginnie who also showed this lovely little replica of the Matthew, the ship which took Cabot from Bristol to America in 1497. John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer. His discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century.

Boat Friday

With apologies to Ginnie who also showed this lovely little replica of the Matthew, the ship which took Cabot from Bristol to America in 1497. John Cabot was an Italian navigator and explorer. His discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century.

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i am certainly not an expert on maritime vessels but something tells me this ship was the latest in shipbuilding design in 1497, Lisl.
Lisl: I am sure you are right, Ayush. I have had a short trip on its replica in the harbour here - and it was also very small indeed
That is a very nice image.
Yes, Cabot arrived and soon after that the invasion began. Europeans began to arrive and treated the inhabitants as less than them. They brought christianity as another tool to destroy the owners of North America.
Lisl: Oh, Michael, I know how devastating the sequel was
A very nice image, Lisl!
Sadly, Michael Rawluk is correct.
Lisl: Yes, sadly that is true. I regret putting this picture on today
This boat is superb and so is the cornice below. Two beautiful works of art and thanks for the Lisl note, it's always interesting to understand what you're looking at
Lisl: Thank you, Marie. It's a fine little replica
HAHA, Lisl! I immediately recognized this but didn't remember where we saw it, so I went back to check my archive: it's in the St. Mary Redcliffe parish church of Bristol: https://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/image/2014/05/23/boat-friday/. Wow, that was back in 2014!
Lisl: Yes - that is correct, Ginnie. I remember your taking it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2019, 06:24
One of the most famous craft in history
Lisl: It certainly is. How good they have also built a life-size replica
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2019, 06:35
It is just amazing how these ships were able to sail the seas and go "around the world". I great picture and thank you for the write-up
Lisl: Than you, too, Astrid
Est ce que c'est ce qu'on appelle par chez nous un Ex voto ?
En tous les cas c'est superbe !
Merci
Lisl: No, I don't think so, Claudine. This is in a Protestant Church, so unlikely. Thank you.
Little did they know that it would lead to the Trump!
Lisl: Perhaps Cabot would not have been so keen......
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Nov 2019, 08:21
Je me disais je l'ai déjà  vu ce bateau
JP
Lisl: You have, JP - Ginnie posted it in 2014. You have a good memory
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Nov 2019, 09:08
That boat must have been the 15th century equivalent of the spaceship that took astrinaughts to the moon Lisl.
Lisl: When you think about it, yes........
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2019, 09:31
I saw the Matthew in Bristol, too - a beautiful little replica- a fine photo and good explanation.
Lisl: Yes, you did, Philine - I expect you rememeber it well
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2019, 11:39
The native peoples lived along that coast for a long time. North Europeans (Norseman you mentioned) traded and fished there, maybe 400 years earlier. And then there is the matter of João Vaz Corte-Real, a Portuguese sailor. Only when the English went there, the place was discovered. It is like the space shuttle, Discovery, that could better have been named Omnibus.

And yes, my own people have similar illusions. Like; they discovered the Fish river and settled/domesticated the area. That after they chased off the other (black) people who lived there in their larger family units, tilling the land and keeping livestock. So I wonder - would a black man's cow be wild and the white mans cow is domesticated?

That doesn't take away from the fact, that men sailing willfully (not shanghaied) on these boats must have been quite courageous. And Cabot was the first (if not that Portuguese) who sailed the short cut to the North American East Coast.

And so on and so forth smile
Lisl: Thank you for your very full comment, Louis
Whatever became of that land....? smile
Lisl: Whatever?
  • Andy
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2019, 12:28
Nice photo. The ship looks like it is brand new.
Lisl: Yes - I am not sure when it was carved, Andy
We CDNs are well acquainted with John Cabot. A replica was built of this ship. I am happy to see it any time.
Lisl: Yes, of course, part of your history. A lot of places in Bristol are called after Cabot, including their latest shopping area
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2019, 13:58
What a lovely image
Lisl: Than you, Anne
  • Devi
  • India
  • 29 Nov 2019, 15:22
What a beautiful solid ship here !!
Lovely image smile
Devi smile
Lisl: Thank you, Devi
It is a very fine model, I didn't know about this bit of history.
Lisl: Most people think of Christopher Columbus
A fine looking ship for sure.
Lisl: It's a good replica, and there is a life-size one in the harbour nearby
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2019, 18:28
We were fortunate to see the replica sailing up the Avon on of our Lisl walks smile Think this model is in one of the churches not all the far from Temple Meads?
Lisl: We were, Alan - the first time I had seen it sailing apart from when I had a voyage (well, rally a trip) on her! Yes, the small replica is in St. Mary Redcliffe
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Nov 2019, 18:52
I really like the contrast between the wood carving and the stone carving.
Lisl: It's quite striking where they have placed her, Richard
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Nov 2019, 22:58
amazing history
Lisl: All around us in Bristol
A very handsome little model!
Lisl: It's excellent, Ton
They really were adventurous to travel those distances, in such craft! A very nice image, Lis smile
Lisl: The craft they sailed in was so SMALL!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2019, 22:38
It is an attractive model, Lisl.
Lisl: Yes, rather nice, eh?
Twice nice then, a fine vessel
Lisl: It is very nice indeed, Martin
  • Anne
  • 4 Dec 2019, 17:51
Quite nice!
Lisl: Thank you, Anne

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