SABINO: A POPHAM COLONY READER, 1602-2003

SABINO: A POPHAM COLONY READER
SABINO: A POPHAM COLONY READER
Item# ISBN 07884-1581-6
$45.00

Two colonizing expeditions were sent out by the Virginia Company from England in 1607. The first was sent to the mouth of the James River in present-day Virginia. The second left the English port of Plymouth and established itself at the mouth of the Kennebec River in present-day Maine. Centered around the newly constructed Fort St. George, this region was also known as "Sabino," "Norumbega" and "Mawooshin." The Popham Colony lasted little more than a year because of an especially severe winter and poor leadership. As a result, this unique site remained relatively undisturbed until recent archeological excavations revealed it lay exactly as shown on a map prepared by John Hunt in 1607. This book is a chronological collection of written records pertaining to the Colony, beginning with narratives of the early voyages of discovery in 1602. Included are journal entries, letters, and extracts from the writings of Champlain, Gorges, John Smith, and the Jesuit Relations, to name a few. Later historical works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are also a part of the record.