38° N. They touched at the Canary Islands, the West Indies, and Florida, and made their way northward along the coast.
On July 13, 1584, they entered Ocrakoke Inlet, and landed on Wocoken Island.
There Barlow set up a small column with the British arms rudely carved upon it, and took formal possession of the whole region in the name of Queen Elizabeth, as he waved the English banner over it in the presence of the wondering natives.
They spent several weeks in exploring Roanoke Island and Pamlico and Albemarle sounds.
On Roanoke Island the Englishmen were entertained by the mother of King Wingini, who was absent, and were hospitably received everywhere.
After getting what information they could about the neighboring main, and inspired by the beauties of nature around them, the navigators returned to England, attended by Manteo and Wanchese, two Indian chiefs.
The former was afterwards created Lord of Roanoke, and was the first and last American peer of England created.