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Boat Friday

 

This is a wooden model of John Cabot's ship "Matthew"

in the St. Mary Redcliffe parish church of Bristol, England.

 John Cabot sailed Matthew in 1497 from Bristol to North America.

 

Since I don't normally post on Tuesdays/Thursdays, if you missed my meet-up collages from RAF Cosford,

they are here and here.  Next Tuesday and Thursday I will add close-ups with blog links..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

This is a wooden model of John Cabot's ship "Matthew"

in the St. Mary Redcliffe parish church of Bristol, England.

 John Cabot sailed Matthew in 1497 from Bristol to North America.

 

Since I don't normally post on Tuesdays/Thursdays, if you missed my meet-up collages from RAF Cosford,

they are here and here.  Next Tuesday and Thursday I will add close-ups with blog links..

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (32)

That is very nice. It looks like it is riding on choppy water.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. It was definitely quite a sight sitting up there. I immediately thought of Boat Friday. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2014, 04:35
We saw this ship (replica) sail in the harbour of Bristol, Chris and I were wondering how this would be in a passage from Europe to America..... with waves 5 times taller than this ship.
Great presentation and love the warm colours.
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, doesn't it, MLMA! I am really getting my education about these things...like the Matthew, of which I had never heard before!
You have a great eye for a lovely image Ginnie, always presented to the highest standard. Again this is superb. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: You are most kind, Scotia. Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 23 May 2014, 05:51
I''ll let you know what it is like on board - have a "sailing" (or a "chug") next month in the replica in the harbour
Ginnie Hart: I can hardly wait to find out, Lisl. Don't forget your camera!
  • Shane
  • England
  • 23 May 2014, 06:19
That's great not seen this before
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shane. It was a first for me, too. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2014, 06:32
a fine Boat Friday photo - St. Mary Redcliffe is a very impressive church in Bristol I know only from outside. I like the Dutch-American relationship here! Erg toepasselijk!
Ginnie Hart: I got my education that day, Philine. I had never heard of this boat sailing to America...or maybe I had but totally forgot all about it.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 23 May 2014, 06:48
Très jolie cette maquette au bois doré. J'aime beaucoup l'hommage fait aux marins dans certaines églises ou cathédrales
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. I have seen a lot of homage paid to sailors in churches across Europe. Now that you mention it, it really is a special tribute.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 May 2014, 06:51
And we were lucky enough to see the full size replica too Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. I really got my education that day, thanks to you and Lisl.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2014, 07:48
Ooo - I know it from the outside, but never been inside. It does look ridiculously frail for an Atlantic crossing!
Ginnie Hart: Later we saw the life-sized replica while out-n-about in Bristol, Mike. That one looked much more substantial. smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2014, 08:32
Nice combination - an old boat and an old church!
Ginnie Hart: I like that idea, HF. Thanks.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 23 May 2014, 09:16
An excellent addition to BF Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I'm sure you were pleased with this find, Ginnie! It looks like it's sailing on the sea of scrolls smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Martin. I immediately thought, "Boat Friday." grin Thanks.
Wonderful imagesmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona.
I believe a replica sailed over 500 years later. I saw it on TV.
Ginnie Hart: The education goes on and on and on, Mary. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 May 2014, 11:18
The history of Giovanni Caboto/John Cabot is very interesting- thank you for this education - perhaps I can see the Matthew in Bristol?
http://www.humanities360.com/index.php/the-history-of-john-cabot-10779/
Ginnie Hart: Great information on John Cabot, Philine. Thank you very much.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2014, 12:50
What incredible days of discovery they must have been. I've heard of the "Matthew" but not seen a model of it, nor a replica before.
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't heard of it before that day in Bristol, Alan, so you're not alone!
  • Penny
  • on my way to breakfast (after a night\\\\\\\\\\\\\
  • 23 May 2014, 12:53
Nice to see this - a very good friend of mine helped to build the replica, which was very exciting.
Ginnie Hart: WOW. That's really saying something, Penny!!!
What a gorgeous presentation, Ginnie.

I understand that the replica was built for the "Cabot 500" anniversary celebrations in Newfoundland during the summer of 1997.
Ginnie Hart: It sounds like something Mary said, Beverly. I wonder if the replica is the same one we saw in Bristol that you can actually book a ride on? Hmmm. Makes sense it's the same one.
Fantastic Ginnie... looking forward to more "English" shots!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky, and many more to come, you can be sure! smile
An excellent choice for Boat Friday and an example of the importance of boats over the years which have sailed from Bristol, UK.

Love your collage of attenders at the Shutterchance meet up. Lovely to have the faces and names. Best wishes to all who attended.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Suzanne. You were one of the good surprises at the meet-up. I loved having those few minutes getting to know you a bit. Thank you for coming...and for this comment today.
Of course the Bristolians will tell you that their sailors were in N. America long before Columbus hit the Caribbean by mistake smile
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Tom. smile
If the real life size one looks as good as this model then you saw a nice ship down in the harbour, and what a breathtaking church going by the link.
Ginnie Hart: Yes to both ships, Brian. I guess we were lucky, then?!
et vogue le navire ,bises
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Keyouest.
Wonderful presentation Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
Connecting with your history Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Bill!
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 23 May 2014, 20:29
This is a wonderful Boat Friday Ginnie... i really enjoyed our short visit....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. I did, too.
By today's standards that is not a big boat. Sad that Cabot has been all but forgotten...
Ginnie Hart: No, it's not, Larry, and I so agree. I have heard of John Cabot but could not have told you he sailed to North America that long ago on a boat named Matthew!
Very cool indeed!
Ginnie Hart: Since we have Boat Friday here at Shutterchance, it seemed most appropriate, Robin. smile
A fab boat Friday Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Janet.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 May 2014, 02:51
It looks lonely up there.
Ginnie Hart: Up there it's better for not touching, I guess, Louis?!
Beautiful shot!!! I had no idea about this little vessel - amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth, and, yes, it was new to me, too. Don't you wonder why we aren't taught about it in school???
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 May 2014, 23:46
You do these "finds" beautifully, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Very kind of you, Ray. Thanks.

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