tv Virtual Mayflower Project CSPAN November 25, 2021 8:00pm-8:35pm EST
>> in 1620, the mayflower mayflower traveled from plymouth england to america and the pilgrims settled the plymo >> in 1620 the mayflower travel from plymouth england to america and the pilgrims settled the colony on the coast of massachusetts. we talked to robert stone about the virtual mayflower project which uses virtual reality to re-create the ship in the harbor from which it set sail using avatars and 360 degrees images of the virtual world professor stone describes what life might have been like for the pilgrims and crew some of the historic features we will see in the virtual rendering of the 17th century port the ship that was such a sale with the mayflower but returned to port. >> over the last six years and then to be a part of england.
where the pilgrims with the last couple of nights in england so those go up to the council this is also known as damnation alley that had ten pubs in each was a brothel. you have fishermen coming in and obviously if they wanted that is only with a would go with that representation so just behind these houses a common jackie's because each
not too sure that is accurate but we got them where they are typically w placed in that is where the mayflower took over and then they took over the cargo bay in pieces and then they check a shot at the flea line —- at the famed plymouth rock and then the chain so even though not there in the 16 twenties so those observers
fromrs plymouth castle so then automatically you can see the last few of plymouth may file flower into the ship itself and then they guy with that hat on himself we'll see video that later on and that's bad news because the ship has not even left the harbor yet. and to go to the americas in the coming days are in the weeks that these guys so if
the opportunity to go forward you can see places like the captain'sca cabin and also to get them to explain this and during the actual transit he was actually a servant of the governor who was on board the ship and during those 66 days that manage miraculously to put yourself back on board if he had not done that and george w. bush never would have existed it's absolutely incredible if we can make the
avatars tell their story. >> and then in the stern of the ship with that particular structure it is designed to secure the ship and this is the main deck so if you go further toward that tiny captain's cabin on the left you can just see the stick on the left that was a relatively small stick that controls the
steerage of the ship and then the best cabin on the ship this is where we believe the mayflower compact it will you see the pictures of the compact before they set sail above the cabin on the poop deck i don't want to say that but to contain weapons to contain maps and hopes to feature but it is very empty at the moment it is nowhere near the space and then to put
they were taxed falsely apsley at see. >> you mention they would have been below deck most of the time so what other details would you want t to include? >> but that real ambition goes to re-create part of the thingsnd but then to go hand-in-hand in this area because it would be great if we could then use the mayfloweroo to show what it was
yes in j the early part of the journey in those institutions in massachusetts to show us what it was like but it was horrendous you know they were thrown overboard and then mean being sexually split through those difficult storms but then they could keep it intact. shipment being compromised. so just the hardships of just being stuck in a tiny area that is the hygiene and with their leading him praying next to plymouth rock.
>> and the mayflower project is actually not your first foray into re-creating historic ships how did you get started into that? >> the first project was like six years ago as a labor of love that shipwreck museum so we put together a project. so the fact we could fly a drone to see it from the air and on the ship itself. so we were invited to quite a few events and this is across
england many of those programs before they made their way to london and then invited to consider if we do something similar for thewe mayflower. >> what to those early models look like? >> they are quite basic. and fortunately there are many good assets. and then those basic models and then the other never made it was left in plymouth but to put these two ships into the same harbor and then we could
go to the members of the public and the schoolchildren and with the committee to take space what it might be like. >> we are given free reign but with those demonstrations and is extensively elsewhere but but that was one of the key programs and then it became a labor of love. and then sure enough we were able to do that.
and then back in 1957. meant to sail across the atlantic but then it has come out with the major multimillion dollar so i'm lucky enough to have a few pennies in my pocket and with the crew of the mayflower on them that guys and gals and to put together those details that we have. and 360 degrees. to have as much information as
>> would have been familiar to the pilgrims? >> no. the most of those came from the north are they east for the saints as they were called are at 50 percent of what we call strangers so that was particularly strong in terms of their rejection. so that cames in a place. and then possibly in behind in
london. so with that final calling port. and with that accommodation of what to do with the passengers. with the mayflower. >> so it is very unfamiliar. >> how long and most of them been away from england before they set sail quick. >> many years. they have been trying to escape england but then they were captured and brought before the king. t but then they managed to get away and then they were fairly