Götheborg II: Replica 18th century ship plans to re-sail the trading route from Sweden to China
Docked in Sweden, the ship currently has 80 crew members. At each stop, new deck hands will come on and the number of crew members will grow by about 50, meaning that there should be about 600 people on board to help see the Goteborg II safely to Asia.
Nothing truly captures the sale of these voyages and crews. The men aboard will have modern world if they need it. The 1700s trading fleets would not.
"I am just a pyrate, 300 years too late." Jimmy Buffet.