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The shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America / Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith.

Authors: Glover, Lorri, 1967-
Call number: 973.21 GLO
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Publication date: 2008.
Subject: Shipwrecks -- Bermuda Islands -- History -- 17th century.
Seafaring life -- History -- 17th century.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Bermuda Islands -- History -- 17th century.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Sea Venture (Ship)
Virginia Company of London -- History.
Online: Contributor biographical information
Publisher description
Title: The shipwreck that saved Jamestown : the Sea Venture castaways and the fate of America / Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: 322 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Summary note: Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. 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 ... 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) which proved the turning point in the colony's fortune.--From publisher description.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-310) and index.
Added author: Smith, Daniel Blake.
ISBN: 9780805086546
0805086544
LCCN: 2007042248
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1158720
Bib No.: 1158720

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