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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Christmas shopping

The holidays are upon us.
Time to start thinking about Christmas if you haven’t already.
Why not find something that feels custom-made, like it was built just for that special person?
Chances are that we have something built that will appeal to those hardest to buy for in a way that nothing else could.
Due to the tremendous effort and logistics of gathering components, time is up for a custom, though we can print a gift certificate for you for any within our editions.
Every piece is an event unto itself, and destined to become treasured family heirlooms, and designated favorite.
Here are a few suggestions, and a range for every budget,  these represent pieces that are currently in stock and ready to ship:  

Lewis & Clark small States Map with USPS first day issue stamps and postmarks 10 X 17 $85 as shown (click for more information at our site)

Lewis & Clark small States Map with USPS first day issue stamps and postmarks 10" X 17" $85 as shown (click for more information at our site)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart 22 X 44 $500 as shown, available unframed for $50 or framed only $225 (click for more information on our website)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, $500 as shown, $50 unframed or $225 framed only (click image to visit our website for more information on purchasing)

The USS Ronald Reagan $200 comes with t-shirt, stickers, patch and official documentation

The USS Ronald Reagan $200 comes with t-shirt, stickers, patch and official documentation

Jamestown, VA quadricentennial historic map matted and framed with USPS stamp and postmark commemorating the four hundred year anniversary of Americas oldest settlement  $225 as shown (click for website)

Jamestown, VA quadricentennial historic map matted and framed with USPS stamp and postmark commemorating the four hundred year anniversary of America's oldest settlement $225 as shown 17 X 20 (click for website)

For more information or to purchase:
503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Ocian in View

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA will host “Ocian in View” this November 7, 8 & 9th.
As part of those events, on Sunday the 9th at 3:30 pm there will be a dedication of the Cape Disappointment Nickel plaque and Open House with the photographer, Andrew Cier, (whose photo was used for the Lewis & Clark nickel as well as the GPS Marker).

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Other events include presentations by the Chinook Indian Tribe, Knappton Cove Heritage Center Open House, a seafood dinner, and bus tours.
For the complete schedule of events, Visit this link hosted on the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum site or call 360-642-3446

To own a piece of history related to the Lewis & Clark expedition like the one to the right, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

In their footsteps…

“Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop begins its 2008-09 “In Their Footsteps” free speakers series. The first program in this monthly series is “Innovators and Traders: The Indigenous

Retrace Lewis & Clarks footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

Retrace Lewis & Clarks' footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

People of the Columbia River,” presented by Pat Courtney Gold held at 1 p.m. Sunday.
International commerce, diplomatic relations, cultural exchanges and tourism are hot topics today in the Pacific Northwest much as they have been for thousands of years among the indigenous people who live along the Columbia River.”

Other In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:

Oct. 19,  1 p.m.: “Becoming Oregon: A Printed History,” by Robert L. Hamm

Nov. 16, 1 p.m.: “Lewis and Clark and the International Competition for Oregon,” by Mark Eifler

This third-Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park Association, Oregon Council for the Humanities, Officer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast, and the park. The programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park (U.S. National Park Service)

USCG Pterodactyls come to see the Graveyard

(reposted from The Daily Astorian’s website):
Astoria hosts Coast Guard’s Pterodactyl Roost
Annual meeting brings pilots and other flight-crew members to view the Graveyard of the Pacific

By KARA HANSEN
The Daily Astorian

About 200 U.S. Coast Guard aviators descended on Astoria as the annual Pterodactyl Roost began Thursday.

The annual meeting of the Coast Guard Aviation Association, a fraternal organization also known as Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, brings together pilots and other flight-crew members for four days of sight-seeing at the Graveyard of the Pacific.

Vice Adm. Vivien Crea, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, will also attend part of the event. Second in command in the Coast Guard, Crea is the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. military.

Coast Guard Group Astoria competed against Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii for the opportunity to play host to this year’s Roost, said Lt. Adam Davenport, an Astoria pilot.

“We sold the Pterodactyls on Astoria by showcasing its scenery, charm and high probability of breathtaking search and rescue,” he said, noting Coast Guard members cross the country to train in the rough waters at Ilwaco, Wash.’s National Motor Lifeboat School and at Astoria’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. “We are a destination for SAR training and experience for the entire Coast Guard, both afloat and air assets.”

Those attending the Roost will visit historic sites such as Fort Clatsop and the Doughboy Monument and filming locations from the “Goonies” and “Kindergarten Cop” movies, sample Oregon seafood and wine and explore Washington’s North Head Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment, overlooking the treacherous Columbia River bar.

They’ll also get to check out some of the Coast Guard’s newest and recently updated aircraft: the new MH-60T Thunderhawk helicopter, the HC-144 Casa search plane, an MH-65 helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., a C-130 plane from Air Station Sacramento, Calif., and one of Air Station Astoria’s three HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters.

The event was coordinated by a committee of Coast Guard Lt. Rob Potter, Lt. Brooks Crawford, Rear Adm. Ed Nelson, Capt. Rod Leland, Cmdr. Ron Larsen and Cmdr. Malcolm Smith under the direction of Capt. Peter Troedsson, Coast Guard Group Astoria’s commander. It ends Sunday with a business meeting.

Davenport said the organization offers numerous benefits for members, mainly by helping them stay connected with Coast Guard aviation, enjoy camaraderie of former and current colleagues, network for future jobs “and promote recognition and historical preservation of all things Coast Guard aviation.”

All 19 pilots at Air Station Astoria have been members at some point. “We get invited to join upon receiving our wings,” Davenport said.

Links:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Article at Daily Astorian

This day in history: Lewis & Clark

205 years ago today; August 31, 1803, at 11 a.m. local time, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (Lewis and Clark) left Pittsburgh. Their destination was the Pacific Ocean.
On November 20, 1805, they achieved that goal.

A significant day in history, and worthy of a tribute like this one by NW Limited…History in VogueTM:

Lewis & Clark framed historic map with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmarks commemorating the Corps of Discoverys journey $275 (click the image for ordering info)

Lewis & Clark framed historic map with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmarks commemorating the Corps of Discovery's journey $275 (click the image for ordering info)

503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com
Links:
Remembering Lewis and Clark 205 years later Brittanica Blog article

Press: Coast Weekend

NW Limited…History in VogueTM is what’s happening:

Click here to read the online article in the Daily Astorian’s Coast Weekend.

Lewis & Clark Saltmakers in Seaside

The Saltmakers reenacted Lewis & Clark Expedition’s saltmaking procedures for 24 hours a day beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday on the beach in south Seaside. (click for news article)
During the event you could meet, trade, and talk with historians dressed as soldiers of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
The Saltmakers made salt from seawater, just as members of the expedition did before their return trip 202 years ago.

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Spectating was free.  
The saltmakers were on the beach at the west end of Avenue U in Seaside.

Directions:
From Highway 101, take Avenue U to the beach.
From the Promenade, south to where Avenue U meets the beach.

The historic re-enactment program attracts about 2,000 visitors each year.
For more information call the Fort Clatsop Unit of Lewis and Clark National Historic Park at (503) 861-2471, Ext 214, or call the Seaside Museum and Historical Society at (503) 738-7065.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis & Clark re-enactment set (Salem Statesman-Journal)

USS Shark Cannons-History in Cannon Beach Wednesday

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

On Wednesday, August 13, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum will host a lecture by Greg Shine on the cannons discovered in Arch Cape in February 2008,/a>. Shine is the Chief Ranger and Historian at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute. This free, public program will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the History Center.
The cannons are believed to be from the wreck of a Navy ship named the USS Shark, which was surveying the Columbia River Bar when it struck a shoal and ultimately sunk in 1846.
For more information about the program, please call the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at 503-436-9301.
As always, you can call the office (503-338-6056), or drop by Astoria’s Sunday Market to pick up a souvenir of your visit, our
Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart, the newest and most complete listing of shipwrecks for this region, presented in a beautiful lithograph on high-quality paper, and the ultimate which is framed and has photographs of the wrecks and other historic memorabilia such as lighthouses.

Links:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart at NW Limited…History in Vogue
Hear the stories of the USS Shark
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Arch Cape Cannons
Cannon Lecture on North Oregon Coast Beach Connection.net

Lewis & Clark and Jamestown, Virginia maps

 These look amazing with the new “distressed” frame molding:

Lewis & Clark black map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Lewis & Clark "black" map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown $200 as shown

 

To possess:

bill@nwlimited.com  or 503-338-6056

 

Links:
NW Limited…History in VogueTM