One of the highlights of any visit to Historic St. Mary's City is a chance to embark on the Dove. The Dove is a recreation of a ship that would have been historical similar to the cargo carrying smaller of the two original vessels to bring colonists to Maryland in 1634.
On board are knowledgable re-enactors who will provide for you a wealth of information about the ship, the journey, the period, the colony---anything you might want to know.
You are also free to explore on your own.
The tour includes a visit below decks where you discover a range of authentic artifacts, as well.
This little plaque lets you compare the size of the Dove (left) to that of the Ark. The Ark is more compatible to the Mayflower in it's size. Against the vast Atlantic Ocean--they are both just a jot and tittle....
I was born on a bitterly cold end of January night in the year 1961. It was seven years to the day after the birth of Oprah Winfrey, and one year before the death of Robert Frost on that same day. Cool associations both.
I was the first child of older parents (my mother was 42). I love the color yellow. I am single, and fascinated with life.