|Elizabeth II at Edenton Dock|
|Flag of St George and the Tudors|
Upon first seeing the vessel, I am struck by the sensation of viewing an art work come to life since our only visual experiences with such ships are through paintings and drawings of the time. The Elizabeth II was built with an eye to historical accuracy and no detail was overlooked. The ship's design was based upon several merchant ships that plied the seas and crossed the Atlantic between 1584 and 1587 at the command of Queen Elizabeth I. As I stand on the dock gazing at the ship, flags ripple in the gentle October breeze. They, too, are representatives of their time. One flag is white with brilliant green stripes, Elizabeth's family Tudor flag, and others display the red cross of Saint George, the patron saint of England.
|Ropes Below Deck|
|Turning the Capstan to lower the anchor|
|My mother, Oleta Wood, aboard Elizabeth II|
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(All photos on this post were taken by my husband, William Ahearn, and used with his kind permission.)