July 14, 2008 at 4:00 am (History, Location)
Tags: Dorset, George Somers, Lyme Regis, Sylvester Jourdan
The town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England is justly proud of its seafaring son, George Somers, who in 1609 was wrecked upon the island of Bermuda after his ship, the Sea Venture, was separated in a hurricane from the main fleet heading for the east coast of America. but much of the detail of the disaster which befell the Sea Venture comes from an account written by another man on board, Sylvester Jourdan.
Read the full story by Alan Mill in the Dorset Life Magazine
June 5, 2008 at 4:00 am (Biography, History)
Tags: George Somers, Lyme Regis, Walter Raleigh, Whitchurch Canonicorum
Sir George Somers was a man of great energy. He not only sailed with Sir Walter Raleigh, captured treasure ships, was Mayor of Lyme Regis, (where he was born), but also found time to become a Member of Parliament. Contemporary writings described him as ‘a lamb on land, . . . a lion at sea’. He is best known for his part in the Colonisation of Virginia.
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