Sea Venture


In one of the most triumphant shipwreck stories ever told, Sea Venture brings to life the remarkable true account of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and single-handedly ensured England's place in the New World. The Sea Venture left England in 1609 as the flagship of a fleet of nine. They were bound for the Jamestown colony with supplies and six hundred settlers. As the voyage neared it's end, a hurricane struck and the Sea Venture was shipwrecked on the island of Bermuda. A year and a half later the castaways arrived at Jamestown to find only fifty colonists left alive. If they had never arrived, would England have lost their place in the New World? A story of strife and triumph and endurance, this story remains one of the greatest what-ifs of history. Paperback. 276 pages. Title: Sea Venture - Shipwreck, Survival and the Salvation of Jamestown Author: Kieran Doherty ISBN: 0312382073

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