There’s no denying that my dad has got to be one of the best ship modelers on this planet earth. His Enoch Train ship model was on display at The Church History Museum for a couple of decades.
I now introduce to you his latest work.
The Mayflower was the name of the sailing ship that took the people,
who would become known collectively as the ‘Pilgrims’, to the New World.
It took him years of research and crafting pieces by hand to get it right.
None of the details were bought (how could they be?).
He meticulously cut, forged, aged, wrapped, painted, tied, waxed, and placed
EVERY SINGLE tiny impeccable detail on this vessel.
“Haueing vndertaken, for ye glorie of God, and aduancemente
of ye christian faith and honour of our king & countrie, a voyage to
plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia· doe
by these presents solemnly & mutualy in ye presence of God, and
one of another, couenant, & combine our selues togeather into a
ciuill body politick; for ye our better ordering, & preseruation &
furtherance of ye ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof, to enacte,
constitute, and frame shuch just & equall lawes, ordinances,
Acts, constitutions, & offices, from time to time, as shall be thought
most meete & conuenient for ye generall good of ye colonie:
vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience.”
The Mayflower Compact of 1620