The John Smith Trail

Between 2004 and 2007 the Sultana Education Foundation partnered with the Chesapeake Conservancy to promote the establishment of America’s first National Water Trail – the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.    Established in 2006 by President Bush and the United States Congress, the John Smith Trail commemorates the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith and the Native American cultures of the peoples he met on this voyage.  As part of this effort, the Sultana Education Foundation oversaw a 121-day, 2,500-mile reenactment of Smith’s voyages known as the Captain John Smith Four Hundred Project.   The Sultana Education Foundation continues to be involved with the John Smith Trail, overseeing the Trails’ components on the Chester and Sassafras rivers in Maryland.

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