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MPT Documentary “Discovering the Dove” Premiering on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Maryland Public Television (MPT) will premiere its original documentary Discovering the Dove on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. during its 19th annual Chesapeake Bay Week®. The half-hour film will debut on MPT-HD and will be available to view live and on-demand using MPT’s livestream, online video player, and the PBS App. In Discovering the Dove, the centuries-old story of Maryland’s founding enters a new chapter as a team of shipbuilders endeavor to recreate a 17th century British colonial ship by following a trail of historical clues. In November 1633, two ships – the Ark and the Dove – set sail from the Isle of Wight in England, embarking on a grueling 3000-mile journey across the Atlantic. Aboard, some 140 passengers awaited a new life in an unknown world. Their destination was a stretch of land near the mouth of the great Potomac River, on the ancestral homeland of the Piscataway and Yaocomico people. But the colonists would christen the land St. Mary’s City, the first capital of the new British colony of Maryland. Viewers will join historians and craftspeople in unraveling the mystery of what the 17th century ship might have looked like, discovering clues in passenger diaries, period […]

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