For most early sailors, cured foods, like salt pork, would have comprised the majority of their diet when out at sea for long periods. So, with that in mind, imagine what an 17th or 18th century maritime Thanksgiving might look like- dry, hard, leathery, and mouth-abradingly salty. Care to try out a little salt pork yourself over the holiday, as a relief from turkey sandwiches and turkey a la King? Check out this video from 18th century reproduction sutler JAS Townsend. If you want a truly 18th century seafaring experience, wash it all down with some rum-based grog…but it probably won’t make the pork taste any better!