From 1997 to 2009, the main effort of Maine’s First Ship was designing Virginia. The only description we have of the original Virginia is “a pretty pinnace of 30-tonnes” and a 1-inch drawing of a small pinnace. The design phase was to both understand what the original might have looked like, and to define the new Virginia. The end result of the design phase was a set of design drawings, a book by John Bradford, a 1/10 scale model, and two 1/32 scale models.
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