|The H.M.S. Sultana. This photo and the 3 that accompany|
my story came from the Sultana website. I could find no
names to give credit to for the photographs.
George Washington sailed and dined many times on the ship while she patrolled for smugglers. The ship was retired before the American Revolution, since the ship wasn't large enough or armed heavily enough to do battle in the war. Her original purchase was to enforce the Townshend Acts along the coast from Rhode Island to North Carolina, traveling the Chesapeake during that time. She eventually was sold at auction. The replica in was built under the direction of Master Shipwright John Swain, four other professional shipwrights and over 100 volunteers.
|Shipwright working on the hull of the ship.|
|Maneuvering the streets of Chestertown on March 23, 2001.|