About Events – The 1984 Voyage of the Replica “Argo”

British explorer, historian and writer Tim Severin commissioned a replica of the Greek mythological galley “Argo” and in 1984 retraced the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts.

The replica "Argo" on its 1984 voyage

The replica “Argo” on its 1984 voyage

Severin and his crew rowed and sailed from northern Greece, through the Dardanelles, across the Marmara Sea, and through the Straits of Bosphorus to the Black Sea coast of Georgia (the Land of the Golden Fleece) – a voyage of 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

Tim Severin being welcomed in Georgia

Tim Severin being welcomed in Georgia

On 20 July 1984 several thousand people gathered at Georgia’s Poti port to welcome the “Argo”.

Welcome for the Argo at the Passenger Terminal of Poti Sea Port

Welcome for the Argo at the Passenger Terminal of Poti Sea Port

The 54-foot (16.5 m) replica of a Bronze Age galley was hand built by master shipwright Vasilis Delimitros of Spetses.

The "Argo" in the vicinity of the Georgian port of Poti

The “Argo” in the vicinity of the Georgian port of Poti

Photo source: საქართველო საზღვაო ქვეყანაა

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