Sea Venture

Sea Venture

Shipwreck, Survival, and the Salvation of the First English Colony in the New World

Book - 2007
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In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to lifenbsp;the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World.nbsp; When the Sea Venture left England in 1609, it was flagship in a fleet of nine bound for Jamestown with roughly 600 settlers and badly needed supplies aboard. But after four weeks at sea, as the voyage neared its end, a hurricane nbsp; devastated the fleet, leaving the Sea Venture shipwrecked on the island of Bermuda. It took Sea Venture's passengers nearly a year and half to reach their destination. Awaiting them was not a thriving colony, but instead the remaining fifty colonists--beleaguered, desperate and hungry. But, the question remains, would the English have lost their place in the New World if the ship never arrived? A story of strife and triumph, but above all, endurance, nbsp; Sea Venture nbsp; begins and ends in hope and remains one of the greatest "What Ifs?" in history. With a bravado reminiscent of Patrick O'Brien's legendary sea sagas, Doherty braves the elements, delivering a powerful history willed by a people destined to change the New World forever.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312354534
0312354533
Branch Call Number: 973.21 DO
Characteristics: 276 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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