Welcome to the Roanoke Colony campaign!

In 1587 one hundred and seventeen men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England to found a new colony on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Almost from the moment they set sail their journey was fraught with hazards and delays. Eventually, too late in the year to plant, their food supplies already running dangerously low, they found themselves not where they expected to be, but on desolate Roanoke Island. The governor of the colony, John White, set sail back to England within the month to raise more supplies. When he returned three years later, the colony had vanished. Not one man, woman, or child, nor their remains, nor their tools, clothing, keepsakes, or valuables, was ever found. They had disappeared completely from history, their final fate unknown.

Roanoke Colony

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