The Great Seafaring Ships of Laconia is an exhibit that tells the story of 6 vessels. As an initiative within the New England Charter (1620-1635) three 17th century British Royalist boats were sanctioned by the Laconia Company and Patent to the Piscataqua. Ongoing missions and settlements were to develop trade and the King’s soldiers of discovery were to search for gold and silver as well as a northwest passage.
The other three ships named after our city share the 20th century. Begin to understand how with two World Wars, two Laconia ocean liners were converted to troop carriers and that both were sunk by U Boats with the ultimate loss of life surpassing the Titanic tragedy.
Finally, Laconia Victory ends World War Two by shipping thousands of troops back from Europe and how it helped a city recover some sunken pride.