Photographer's Note

A photo taken in the Docklands as part of the Tall ships visiting port. This guy was on the Matthew.

A modern recreation of the square-rigged caravel in which John Cabot sailed from Bristol in 1497. Struck by the success of Christopher Columbus and backed by the wealthy merchants of Bristol, Cabot and his crew set sail for Asia hoping to trade goods and commodities with the people who lived there. Instead of China or Japan, he discovered what he called "New Founde Landes (modern day Newfoundland, Canada) and claimed it for King Henry VII. In 1997 she celebrated the 500th anniversary of the original voyage by following the same course to Newfoundland as John Cabot.

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Additional Photos by Paul Walsh (paulw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 595 W: 50 N: 282] (2016)
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