On August 18th, 1607, George Popham, leading an expedition by the Plymouth Company (part of the Virginia Company), landed with one hundred English colonists about a half mile from the mouth of Maine's Kennebec River. The colonists built a settlement they named Fort St. George but the colony foundered and its survivors returned to England in the fall of 1608.
Editors. "English found colony of Maine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2008
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