English found colony of Maine (58 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "English found colony of Maine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2008
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