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The shipwreck that saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America

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The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when, in 1606, Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster. Within two years, warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers threatened to destroy Smythe's Jamestown just as it had Raleigh's Roanoke a generation earlier.

To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609---the largest fleet England had ever assembled---and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda---a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) that proved to be the turning point in the colony's fortune.

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To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609---the largest fleet England had ever assembled---and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda---a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) that proved to be the turning point in the colony's fortune.

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subject_facetBermuda Islands -- History -- 17th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century
Sea Venture (Ship)
Seafaring life -- History -- 17th century
Shipwrecks -- Bermuda Islands -- History -- 17th century
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Virginia Company of London -- History
title_displayThe shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America
title_fullThe Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America
The shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America / Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith
The shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America [electronic resource] / Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith
title_shortThe shipwreck that saved Jamestown
title_subThe Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America
topic_facetColonies
History
Nonfiction
Seafaring life
Shipwrecks