Ship Name

Talbot (1629)

Type

Bark

Origins/Provenance

Gravesend

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Year Launched

1629

Home Waters

Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

300

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Hull

wooden

Crew

30

Historical Note

Carried 100 planters, livestock, ordnance pieces and provisionings from Gravesend, just below London, to the fishing settlement on Cape Ann, later called Salem. The Rev. Francis Higginson among the passengers and provided an account of the unusually easy and quick passage in a July 24, 1629 letter to his English friends. The ship was captained by Thomas Beecher, who settled in Charlestown after making another trip in company with the Arbella the following year.

Related People

Higginson, Francis

Related Source

Letters from New England: The Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1629-1638

Record ID: 289