Journal of Martin Pring (1603)

In the early 1600s, Martin Pring led one of the earliest European trading missions to what would become the NH coast.  From New England’s first transatlantic dance party to his fiery departure, Pring found a land full of people, resources, and surprises!

Click to read any of the following episodes:

Pring 15 ~ Final Fire

1603: The dogs save the fort, communications break down, and the expedition heads…

Pring 14 ~ Two Shots

Pring’s last ship fires the first warning shots of a coming conflict …

Pring 11 ~ Sassafras Forest

Pring notes some of the many potential applications of the New England forests…


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“The Voyage of Martin Pring, 1603” (American Journeys Collection #AJ-040, online facsimile edition at

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