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2014-03-12 08:33:59

The Nootka lighthouse on Vancouver Island is protected OTTAWA, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver Island, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today designated British Columbia's fifth heritage lighthouse on the recommendation of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The Nootka lighthouse, located on the...

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2012-05-06 07:38:34

By taking a second look at a 400-plus year old map, researchers at London's British Museum have reportedly discovered new clue as to the whereabouts of the Lost Colony -- a group of approximately 100 settlers who vanished from an outpost on Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. According to Theo Emery of the New York Times, museum official used modern-day imaging techniques to further study the "Virginia Pars" map that was created by explorer John White in the 1580s. They discovered...

2008-09-19 09:00:24

The 12th annual Remembrance Celebration of the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island takes place Friday, Sept. 26. "First Light of Freedom," as the free event is called, starts at 4 p.m. at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on U.S. 64 north of Manteo. With music by the gospel ensemble Echoes of Heritage, wayside markers will be re-dedicated. The original colony, which was home to hundreds of runaway slaves, was a striving community on the north end of the island from 1862 to 1867....

2007-09-24 21:53:12

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - An archaeologist is taking a second look at a small cannon found by fishermen off the Virginia coast more than two decades ago in hopes of determining how it got to the bottom of the ocean - and who left it there. Rod Mather, a professor of maritime history and underwater archaeology at the University of Rhode Island, has studied the 25-square-mile area surrounding the site where the cannon was found the past two summers. Some historians believe the 4-feet-long,...

2007-06-11 19:14:18

ROANOKE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Researchers believe they may be able to use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony, which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587. Using genealogy, deeds and historical narratives, researchers have compiled 168 surnames that could be connected to settlers in what is considered the first attempt by the English to colonize the New World. The team will try to trace the roots of individuals related to the colonists, to the...

2007-06-11 09:00:13

By Catherine Kozak, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 11--A DNA testing company and a genealogy enthusiast say they're trying to achieve what archaeologists have so far failed to do: find out what happened to the Lost Colony, the 1587 settlement on Roanoke Island that disappeared without a wisp of evidence. "The Lost Colony story is the biggest unsolved mystery in the history of America," said Roberta Estes, owner of DNA Explain, a private DNA analysis company based in Brighton,...


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