The History Behind the Island

Wild Point Island is a fictional story, but it is based on historic fact.

If you want a concise history of the Lost Colony of Roanoke . . . log onto:

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony

 

If you want to go deeper into the history, the best source is The National Park Service.  Their original source materials includes old drawings to tell the story of what may have happened over 400 years ago to the Lost Colony:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/hh/16/hh16toc.htm

 

If you want another excellent site which contains primary source material, including the names of the original colonists:

www.lost-colony.com/home.html

 

If you want to read the latest breaking news on the Lost Colony of Roanoke — after 425 years, scholars and archaeologists discovered patches on a map in the British Museum that hid marks, signs, that may begin to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the 95 colonists.  Log on here to read the Huffington Post article and see the map:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/lost-colony-of-roanoke-re_n_1474199.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D158325

 

If you want to see a live performance, which re-enacts the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island in Manteo, North Carolina puts on performances every year.  It is the longest running outdoor drama:

http://www.thelostcolony.org

 

A typical ship that would have sailed from England to the New World.

A typical ship that would have sailed from England to the New World.

 

 

 

 

 

A map of the Roanoke Colony

A map of the Roanoke Colony

 

 

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