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John Smith Journals
John Smith kept detailed journals chronicling his adventure in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Read his account word for word.

The Shallop
Learn more about the "barge of discovery" crewed by Smith and 12 men and where to see replicas of this ship today.

John Smith's historic explorations of the Chesapeake were defined by 2 major voyages in 1608 and many numerous travels in 1607 and 1609.

Smith was not the first European American Indians in the Chesapeake had seen, and consequently his presence was both welcomed and not welcome by different groups.

Last updated: January 8, 2016

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