ST5872 : "The Matthew" replica, Bristol

taken 1 year ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

"The Matthew" replica, Bristol
"The Matthew" replica, Bristol
This replica of the square-rigged caravel "Matthew" was built in Bristol between 1994-96. In 1997 "The Matthew" followed the same course as Giovanni Caboto (a.k.a. John Cabot) in 1497 and sailed to Newfoundland. The caravel (or carvel) is a light sailing ship that the Portugese developed in the late 1400's in order to explore the African coast. The name caravel is derived from the shipbuilding term carvel, which refers to the butting of planks that therefore form a smooth surface on the hull. This type of ship was used for the next 300 years. In 1997 she carried the same number of crew members, took the same route and used the same amount of time to complete the crossing. Here however, visitors are enjoying a short sightseeing trip.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ship 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5813 7229 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.8823N 2:36.2336W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5813 7229
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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