The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Collection

The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery -- re-creations of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607 -- are the backbone of the Jamestown Settlement sailing program and have been designated “the official fleet of the Commonwealth” by the Virginia General Assembly. The donation of nautical items shown below stipulated that proceeds would support the Jamestown Settlement sailing program. Private funding has an essential role in supporting the largely volunteer nature of this effort. Along with three paid staff members, up to 35 individuals volunteer 10,000 hours each year to maintain and sail these historic ships.

Each year one of the three ships sails on a goodwill cruise to other ports to participate in commemorative and community events and host educational programs for students. Sailing program volunteer crew assists visitors and students in exploring the ships and learning about the 1607 voyage and 17th-century shipboard activities. For more information on Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, visit www.historyisfun.org.

Skipjack Nautical Wares is proud to be selected as this collection's marketing agent to raise funds for the Jamestown Settlement sailing program. Additional items are added daily, so check back often. And, please, donate generously to the Jamestown Settlement to help keep this important piece of our American history flourishing.

WWII US Navy Lifeboat Binnacle Compass

WWII US Navy Lifeboat Binnacle Compass

Product Code: JYF24
Price: $495.00
 

Early 20th Century Brass Boat Lantern

Early 20th Century Brass Boat Lantern

Product Code: JYF29
Price: $495.00
 

Six Spoke Teak Yacht Wheel, E. S. Burman Co., Chicago

Six Spoke Teak Yacht Wheel, E. S. Burman Co., Chicago

Product Code: JYF04
Price: $475.00
 

Authentic Walker's "Excelsior" Mark III Yacht Log in Box

Authentic Walker's "Excelsior" Mark III Yacht Log in Box

Product Code: JYF03
Price: $450.00
 

Perko Boxed Boat Compass

Perko Boxed Boat Compass

Product Code: JYF21
Price: $349.95
 

Highest Quality Commemorative/Memorial Bell

Highest Quality Commemorative/Memorial Bell

Product Code: JYF18
Price: $975.00
 

US Navy WWII Barometer Made by Friez Bendix Aviation

US Navy WWII Barometer Made by Friez Bendix Aviation

Product Code: JYF26
Price: $380.00
 

WWII U.S. Navy Sight Vane, Bureau of Ships

WWII U.S. Navy Sight Vane, Bureau of Ships

Product Code: JYF10
Price: $95.00
 

Vintage Kerosene Trawler Lantern

Vintage Kerosene Trawler Lantern

Product Code: JYF28
Price: $175.00