Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
Wreck of the “Sea Venture”
This tablet was erected in 1959 by the people of Bermuda to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the wreck on a Bermuda reef of Sea Venture; Captain Christopher Newport, flagship of Admiral Sir George Somers whose fleet sailed from Plymouth Sound on 2nd June 1609 to carry settlers and supplies to the infant colony at Jamestown in Virginia. On board Sea Venture were 150 persons including Sir Thomas Gates, Governor Designate of Virgina and all these were landed on the uninhabited island of Bermuda in ten months they built two vessels and sailed on to Jamestown. Sir George Somers having returned to Bermuda for more supplies died there on 9th november 1610 his heart was buried at St George's Bermuda and his body at Whitchurch, Dorset. His name was given to the Bermudas or Somers Islands, now Britain's oldest colony
Location. 50° 21.972′ N, 4° 8.015′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commercial Road and The Barbican, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2LR, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Humphey Gilbert’s Voyage (here, next to this marker); The Roanoke Colonies Royal Visit (here, next to this marker); Iron Pipes (here, next to this marker); Sailing of the Mayflower (here, next to this marker); Arrival of NC4 (a few steps from this marker); The Tolpuddle Martyrs (a few steps from this marker); 350th Anniversary of the Mayflower (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
Also see . . .
1. Sea Venture on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bermuda on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.