Venture was the flagship of a convoy sent from England in June 1609 to
re-supply and revive the failing colony at Jamestown. On July 24, just off the coast of
the uninhabited island chain of Bermuda, the fleet sailed into a hurricane. The storm
separated the flagship from the other vessels and left it gravely damaged. The 150
passengers and crew members, including Christopher Newport, the ship's captain, and
the colony's intended new leaders, es. . .
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