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unexplained letters found (1590) carved on a tree on Roanoke IslandRoanoke Island,
12 mi (19 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, NE N.C., off the Atlantic coast between Croatan (W) and Roanoke (E) sounds in the Outer Banks. Manteo is the chief town, and tourism and fishing are the principal industries.
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 off North Carolina by Gov. John White when he returned to the colony from England and discovered the colonists gone. White took the letters to mean that the settlers had moved to Croatoan Island some 50 mi (80 km) away, but no trace of them was ever found. The name, in the form Croatan, is popular in the region and is perhaps best known in the name of Croatan Sound, which connects Pamlico Sound with Albemarle Sound.
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Drawing on 16th and 17th-century accounts, the historical record, new documentary sources, native oral tradition, and other sources, he provides new research into the alteration of the original plan to settle at the Chesapeake, the colonists' selection of a new mainland settlement location, the options available after Governor John White failed to return in 1588, and the events that resulted in the disappearance of the colony, as well as analysis of attempts by the Spanish and the English to locate the colonists between 1588 and 1608, including John White's assertions that his colony was safe at Croatoan when he returned to Roanoke in 1590.
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White did not have time to search the island of Croatoan for his daughter and fellow settlers before he returned to England and no trace of the 'Lost Colony of Roanoke' has ever been found.
Instead, Sir Walter sponsored a convoy to Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina in the Croatoan Sound in 1585.
He found all the colonists gone; the only clue to their fate was the word Croatoan carved on a tree.
The ships that sailed back to England for supplies did not return until 1591 and found no trace of the settlers, except for the word " Croatoan, " the name of a friendly tribe of Indians, carved on the bark of a tree.
The Croatoan were a friendly Native American tribe that lived on an island of the same name.
It doesn't seem as if the Croatoan curse completely banished the spirits, because now they're haunting Matt and Shelby.
Croatoan was engraved into the bedpost where horror author Ambrose Bierce slept last before he mysteriously vanished.
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