The Matthew Legacy

A Modern Matthew

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It is a conduit to our past, connecting us to the first European discovery of the New World that found a reason to return, sparking settlement in North America.

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The Bonavista Matthew is a full-sale replica of Caboto’s 1497 vessel, a 15th century Caravel. It was built in 1997-98 by a team of seven shipwrights and four carpenters from the local area, under the direction of a Master Builder. Its construction marked the 500th Anniversary of Giovanni Caboto’s voyage celebrated in 1997. Today, the vessel serves as a lasting reminder of the voyage and discovery that changed the course of history. It is a conduit to our past, connecting us to the first European discovery of the New World that found a reason to return, sparking settlement in North America.

The vessel is currently undergoing repairs to help see the wind in her sails once again.

 

John Cabot - Explorer | Mini Bio

Watch a short biography of explorer John Cabot who made a voyage in 1497 on the ship Matthew and claimed land in Canada for King Henry VII of England. 

The Matthew Legacy

THE MATTHEW LEGACY
P.O. BOX 500
BONAVISTA, NL
A0C 1B0