CMP Review 2023-03-17

CMP Review 2023-03-17

March 17, 2023

Serafina and I spent a lovely afternoon at the @manitobamuseum. Our highlight here was The Nonsuch gallery area.

The actual Nonsuch was a merchant ship built in 1650. It sailed to Hudson Bay from England in 1668 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

This full-sized sea-worthy replica was built in England in 1968, from whence it sailed 14,000 km of salt and fresh water. Once it arrived in Winnipeg in 1974, they built the Museum around it! How cool is that?!?

You get to walk on the ship to explore it. We got to get a closer look at the sails and rigging, the cargo holds, and even the captain’s sleeping quarters.