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- --- croberts85us <croberts85us@...> wrote:
> As I mentioned in my lats post, I am new to the__________________________________
> site. I work at a
> historic site in Manteo, NC Our site deals with
> englands first
> attempt at colonization. The year was 1585, two
> years prior to the
> Lost Colony of 1587 and 22 years before Jamestown.
> Sir Walter
> Raleigh Sent 7 ships to the New world with about 600
> tradesmen and
> soldiers. No women came as part of the
> colony-bummer :(
> The ships all ran aground trying to come into the
> islands. Many of
> the foodstores and animals were thrown overboard.
> With this "minor "
> setback they decided to only leave behind 108 men to
> These men Stayed on Roanoke Island for 10 months and
> went back to
> England With Sir Francis Drake.
> Some of the cool things about the colony.
> On the way here one of there small ships called a
> Pinnace broke loose
> from the Tiger. They built a replacement for this
> ship about 25-30
> tonne ship in 9 days. Granted they had a few
> hundred men building it
> but no plans no power tools and they had to set up a
> forge to do the
> They built the fortification and houses in 3 weeks.
> Our site has a Bark of 50 tonnes called The
> Elizabeth II which I have
> had the pleasure to sail on numerous times- climbing
> the rig, I
> really enjoy rigging the ship. It is very rewarding
> to watch all the
> lines come together and then sail the ship.
> We have a settlement site that shows what life would
> have been like
> during the first few weeks after the colonist
> arrived. As I
> mentioned before I have been building a half
> timber-framed blacksmith
> shop. I am currently hewing logs which will become
> woodworking "Lean to " similar to ones found in De
> re Metallica. We
> also have tents set up.
> We have a 8500 sq ft museum tracing the history of
> the outer banks
> from 1585- present/.
> We have a movie "docudrama" showing the natives
> perspective of the
> english comming to the area- far fetched but decent
> movie. And much
> much more
> As you can tell I really enjoy the place and I sound
> like an ad for
> As soon as I can I will post some of my work.
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