Museum’s ‘Explorer’ to be featured on AMC Series
by Bill Powell
“Explorer,” Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s historical replica of the 1600’s shallop used by Captain John Smith to locate the Jamestown colony site and explore the Chesapeake Bay, travels this week to Goochland County to participate in the filming of the new American Movie Channel (AMC) series “Turn.”
Set in 1776 during the Revolutionary War, “Turn” begins airing on AMC, April 6. The upcoming series tells the story of the first colonial spy ring working among the British. Explorer will appear in one of the later first season episodes.
Using research by the Calvert Museum and era records, Explorer was built by the Deltaville Maritime Museum in 2007 for the 2008 Jamestown Quadra centennial celebration. Explorer has carried the museum’s maritime message to the Smithsonian and many festivals throughout the bay area.
Explorer was used extensively in the production of “The Stingray Point Story,” the museum’s historical play based on the events surrounding the stinging incident.