Throughout Smith's voyages of 1608, he and members of his crew kept a written narrative of their 2,500-mile expedition.  These accounts of the Chesapeake's natural resources, waterways, and Native Inhabitants have fascinated readers for centuries.  Smith's journals still provide historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and environmental scientists with one of the most extensive first-person accounts of the early 17th century Chesapeake.  Smith's narrative is reproduced here in its entirety and as it was first published.

 

Read Smith's Journal from his First Voyage.

 

Read Smith's Journal from his Second Voyage.