his name in the far north of the western hemisphere, and intended to winter there; but a majority of his crew became mutinous and compelled him to sail homeward.
On the way his son and seven of his men who had remained faithful to him were seized by the mutineers, and, with the commander, were placed in an open shallop and abandoned on the icy sea, where, of course, they soon perished.
The names of the wretched passengers in that little vessel, left to perish, were Henry Hudson, John Hudson, Arnold Ludlow, Shadrach Fanna, Philip Staffe, Thomas Woodhouse, Adam Moore, Henry King, and Michael Bute.
The compassionate carpenter of the ship furnished them with a fowlingpiece, some powder and shot, some meal and an iron pot to cook it in, and a few other things.
They were towed by the ship out of the ice-floes to the open sea, and then cut adrift.
The fate of the castaways was revealed by one of the mutineers.
England sent an expedition in search of them, but no trace could be found.
site of Beaufort, made choice of a spot for a colony.
The Indians were kind, and so were the Frenchmen, and there was mutual friendship.
Ribault addressed his company on the glory to be obtained and the advantage to the persecuted Huguenots by planting there the seed of empire, and asked, Who will undertake the work?
Nearly all were willing.
A colony of thirty persons was organized by the choice of Albert Pierria for governor.
Ribault built a fort, and named it Carolina, in honor of his King, the remains of which were yet visible in 1866.
After giving the colonists good advice, Ribault departed for Europe with the rest of the company.
Coligni was delighted with his report, but was unable to do anything for his colony then, for civil war was raging between the Huguenots and Roman Catholics.
When it subsided the admiral sent three vessels—the Elizabeth of Honfleur, the Petite Britain, and the Falcon—under the command of Rene — Laudonniere, who was with the former expedition, to <