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Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm  Comments (1)  
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The shipwreck that saved Jamestown or “The Tempest”

The wreck of the Sea Venture on Bermuda on July 28, 1609 and the role its survivors played in the eventual rescue of the failing colony at Jamestown are dramatic tales from the founding years of our nation. A little-known but well-speculated fact is that Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” gathered inspiration from the event also.

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

The Sea Venture, sailing from England to the desperately needy Jamestown with supplies, was wrecked off the future colony of Bermuda.   Although believed lost, the castaways survived for 10 months and then reluctantly finished the sail to Jamestown. 
Upon their arrival, they found a starving, almost completely decimated colony. 
Nearly successful in convincing Gates to abandon the endeavor, the fates intervened when another Virginia Company fleet vessel arrived as they were exiting the James River bound for England, and Gates turned around to salvage the Jamestown colony as well as England’s interest in the New World.

“As the battered Sea Venture headed for an island grounding on July 28, 1609, the voyagers guessed that they were landing on haunted Bermuda.”

 

From the History News Network article; “Thus it may be said that July 28, 2009 marks two quadricentennials. One is the unintended founding of Bermuda by castaways who came ashore on a rain-whipped day in 1609. The other is the birthday of a sprite, a wild man, and a mercurial magician, characters given life when a Jamestown shipwreck captured the imagination of a literary master and inspired an enduring tale called The Tempest”
Links:
Jimson Harvest
Virtual Jamestown
Historic Jamestown
History News Network article “A Jamestown Shipwreck 400 Years Ago this Month Awakened Shakespeare’s Muse”

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Heath Ledger signed this limited edition for sale at $600 (click to visit our site)
Heath Ledger signed this limited edition for sale at $600 (click to visit our site)

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Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 10:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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Murder or Suicide?

A map showing Lewis and Clarks route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean by NW Limited...History in Vogue includes the postage stamps and first day of issue postmarks issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Corps. of Discoverys expedition of 1804, 5, and 6.  $85

A map showing Lewis and Clark's route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean by NW Limited...History in Vogue includes the postage stamps and first day of issue postmarks issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Corps. of Discovery's expedition of 1804, 5, and 6. $85

Planning a news conference today, July 8, 2009, Meriwether Lewis’ descendants (save one), numbering nearly 200, have also set up awebsite to try and further the cause for exhumation of the famous explorer’s remains. The purpose being merely to determine more accurately the manner of his death.
Governor Lewis is buried on the Natchez Trace Parkway which is federally-protected land.
Arguments of murder vs. suicide have been raging in certain circles since the first exhumation of his remains.
On October 11, 1809, Lewis was found deceased at age 35, in a small inn named Grinder’s Stand in the Tennessee mountains.
While the park service would rather keep the body in its sanctified resting place, the family would like scientific evidence to lay to rest the arguments at long last, and then to give the intrepid Lewis a proper Christian burial.

Published in: on July 8, 2009 at 10:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Is there a Doctor in the House?

Need the prescription for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY?

Is there any doubt she loves it?

Is there any doubt she loves it?


Happy Birthday, Melanie!  Hopefully this 'prescription' keeps you smiling all year!

Happy Birthday, Melanie! Hopefully this 'prescription' keeps you smiling all year!


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Published in: on July 2, 2009 at 7:36 am  Comments (1)  
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