Lead: On August, 18, 1587, the first child of English parentage was born in the New World. The fate of tiny Virginia Dare is caught up in one of history’s great mysteries – The Lost Colony.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Optimistic about successful colonization of the New World, one of English Queen Elizabeth’s favorites, Sir Walter Raleigh, attempted expeditions to Virginia in the 1580s. The first failed but he sent a second in 1587. This group of 117, including men, women and children, departed Plymouth on May 8th. Their intended destination was further north in the Chesapeake region, but for reasons not completely clear, possibly due to hurricane season, the pilot refused to continue, and in mid-July dropped them on Roanoke Island just off what would become the Carolina mainland.

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