The lost colonists of Roanoke island

The lost colonists of Roanoke island

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  • In 1587 117 colonists set out to colonize Roanoke island in North Carolina. Governor John white had asked Queen Elizabeth the first for her permission to sale to the new world. Also for her funding of the voyage. She agreed hoping that they will find riches during their voyage. Then they headed to the dock.
  • While heading to the dock they prepared and gathered supplies for the voyage. Many where talking about what it would be like in the world. There was plenty of excitement on board as they began to set sail. Even though many would not know what bound ahead.
  • While on the journey many became ill and fell sick. The journey was rough the colonists were served bad food and some even drank contaminated water. Luckily most of the colonists survived the journey and were able to reach Roanoke island and begin to colonize it.
  • While arriving at Roanoke many of the colonists began to build civilization for the others right away. Many of them began to gather materials for the houses and for the other buildings needed. The whole entire process of building up Roanoke was very slow until they decided to head to Croatoan island for unknown reasons.
  • When John White decide to head back to Roanoke island after previously leaving to get tools from England he was shocked. He saw that the island was completely deserted no one was left. As he began to search the island he saw a tree that had the words Croatoan carved into it. Which indicated that the colonists left Roanoke and began to sail to Croatoan island.
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  • Soon after that John White set sail to Croatoan island in search of the lost colonists. But sadly during his voyage a massive storm occurred. That storm caused John White to return back to England not knowing if the colonists made it to Croatoan island safely. Not one other voyage to Croatoan island was even attempted until 80 years later.
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