Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Golden Hinde

The full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's 16th century galleon has travelled over 140.000 miles, including sailing around the world. Drake was knighted in 1581 aboard the original Golden Hinde. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the ship to be preserved and it became the world's first maritime museum. It is currently located in St. Mary Overie's Dock. It exists since the 16th century and has been a free landing place at which the Parishioners of St. Saviour's Parish were entitled to land goods for free. 

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