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Special Collections & University Archives
2210 A Hornbake Library
Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith (1580-1631) was an English explorer and a leader at the Jamestown, Virginia colony. He made two voyages in the Chesapeake Bay in 1608, exploring the land and interacting with the native Indians he encountered. Although the accuracy of his observations has been questioned, his journals and maps of these voyages added greatly to knowledge of the area and of the peoples he met there.
W. Duke, Sons & Co., Printer. Captain John Smith.
[Place not identified: Publisher not identified, ?, 1888]
Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,
LOCATION: Hornbake Library Maryland Stacks "In 2002, Susan Schmidt retraced John Smith's 1608 voyage on the Chesapeake Bay. In Landfall along the Chesapeake, a cruising guide for Chesapeake boaters and a field log for naturalists, Schmidt compares the beauty of ancestral legacy and childhood memory to her observations on a 100-day voyage in a 22-foot boat."