The Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown


Admiral Somers runs the Sea Venture ashore in Bermuda, 1609. Print Collector / Print Collector/Getty Images

When a relief mission left Plymouth in 1609 to assist the troubled colony of Jamestown, an intense storm separated one vessel from the rest of the fleet. Learn how this shipwreck may have saved Jamestown -- and inspired Shakespeare -- in this podcast.

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Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, maritime history, jamestown, shipwrecks, 17th century, British history, colonial America, American colonial history, American history