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Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro
The Friends of the Truro Library presents Truro Historical Society volunteer and passionate Truro historian Dan Sanders, who will deliver a talk about Martin Pring on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m.  Martin Pring spent several weeks in Truro in 1603 as he traveled down the coast from Maine en route to Virginia, carrying out a commercial venture with two ships, 56 men, and two dogs. His account of the journey was relayed in a journal, with significant detail. Dan Sanders will discuss this venture and share a replica of the Speedwell, the commanding ship, as well as native artifacts of the time. This program is free and open to the public. Join us for an interesting evening!
Portrait Info:
Description:  Detail of Martin Pring, 1580-c1626, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Pring was a sea-captain and made voyages to America and India.  Creator: Ernest Board. Date: 1930. Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum. Object ID:K917