Sunday, March 25, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: Another Arrival

March 25, 1634: A mixed group of Catholic and Protestant Englishmen, led by Father Andrew White, disembark from the ships Ark and Dove on St. Clement's Island in what is now the state of Maryland.  Puritans from the Boston area will later try to revoke these settlers charter in order to remove anyone not practicing their religion from the Atlantic seaboard.  This will lead to a brief civil war between the colonists, which will end in 1655 with the Toleration Act passed by Governor William Stone.

Header: Boats in Port by Andre Lhote c 1918 via Old Paint


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! "The Toleration Act"... Seems like we could use another one of those these days.

That painting is kinda funky, but pretty cool.

Pauline said...

I heard that! And yeah; cubism man.