Captain John Smith's Second Chesapeake Voyage: July 24 to September 7, 1608
Within a few days of returning from his first voyage, Captain Smith set out on a second wave of exploration. This time, he brought 12 men, making the shallop less crowded and more comfortable.
On this trip, Smith reached the head of the Chesapeake Bay and determined there was no route to the Pacific. The voyage covered a lot of territory and brought him in contact with many different Indian tribes but was marked by sickness, conflict, and a crewman's death. Read more about Smith's second voyage here.
Second Chesapeake Voyage Highlights
Captain: John Smith
Doctor: Anthony Bagnall
Gentlemen (familiar with firearms): James Bourne, Richard Fetherstone, Thomas Momford, Nathaniel Powell, Michael Sicklemore
Carpenter (boat repair): Edward Pising
Fish Merchant (knew edible fish): Richard Keale
Fisherman/Sailor: Joans Profit
Laborer/Solder: James Watkins
Soldier: Anas Todkill
Tailor (clothes and sails): William Ward
Last updated: January 11, 2018