In January, the Sparrow Hawk project made huge strides!
In collaboration with the Pilgrim Hall Museum, SEAMAHP helped bring in experts to start the assessment and dendrochronology (tree ring analysis) to determine the date/origins of the wood frames. With this testing, we may be able to find out exactly where the ship was built and confirm the age.
Currently, the artifact is identified as the 1626 wreck of a ship carrying settlers to Virginia. No life was lost in the wrecking and the survivors stayed the winter with the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The Sparrow Hawk has been held by the museum for over 100 years.