Sea Venture: Shipwreck, Survival, And The Salvation Of Jamestown


Author: Kieran Doherty

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In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the remarkable true story of the ship that rescued the struggling Jamestown settlement in 1610 and single-handedly ensured England’s place in the New World.  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 hit devastating the fleet.  Awaiting them was not the thriving, populated colony they expected, but instead the grim reality of a remaining fifty colonists―beleaguered, desperate, and hungry. But, the question remains, would the English have lost their place in the New World if the Sea Venture had never arrived?


Author: Kieran Doherty

Published: 2008

Pages: 288


ISBN: 9780312382070