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This site provides a few elementary, but important details, and, more importantly, a list of passegers. The wreck of the Sea Venture is often considered the origins of a “settled” Bermuda. Still, the ship wasn’t alone on the high seas:

The “Sea Venture” (also called the Seaventure or Sea Adventure) sailed as part of a flotilla of nine ships commanded by Admiral Sir George Somers. Intended destination was Jamestown, Virginia. The On 2 June 1609, “Sea Venture”, flagship of the “Third Supply” (six ships and two pinnances); departed London. On 23 July, A hurricane at sea separated the Sea Venture from the other vessels. After four days, she began taking on water. Land was sited and she wrecked between two reefs off the shores of Bermuda on 28 July 1609. All of approximately 150 passengers safely made land.

A further more in depth bit of the original story can be found here. It’s also interesting to note that some of the sailors, after being shipwrecked, didn’t want to continue on to Virginia, to that site:

As it turned out, the Sea Venture did not break apart and the men were able to retrieve the tools, food, clothing, muskets, and everything that meant their survival. Most of the ship’s structure also remained, so using the wreckage and native cedar trees, the 150 castaways immediately set about building two new boats so that they could continue on to Jamestown.
The men were pleasantly surprised to find that the island’s climate was agreeable, food plentiful, and shelters easily constructed from cedar wood and palm leaves. The Isle of the Devils, turned out to be paradise, and some began to wonder why they should leave. Some of the sailors who had been to Jamestown with the Second Supply pointed out that “in Virginia nothing but wretchedness and labor must be expected, there being neither fish, flesh, or fowl which here at ease and pleasure might be enjoyed.”


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