Ship Name

Virginia (1607)

Type

pinnace

Origins/Provenance

Maine

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Year Launched

1607

Home Waters

Gulf of Maine

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Displacement (tons)

30

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

Could also be rowed

Hull

wood

Historical Note

Built in Maine in 1607 by men accompanying Captain George Popham, nephew of Sir John Popham, the promoter of the expedition, in trying to make a settlement in Maine on behalf of the Northern Virginia Company. First ship built by English in America

Related Images

virginia_(1607).jpg
Imagined rendering of 30-ton pinnace, the first English-built boat in America. Constructed at mouth of Kennebec River.
Image ID: 1745

Related People

Popham, George

Related Vessels

Blessing of the Bay

External Links

Maine's First Ship
Popham Colony website

Record ID: 53