Event Summary

Waymouth expedition to Maine to settle Catholics

Date

1605

Description

English expedition to New England coast intended to scout of a place to establish settlement for English Catholics. Entangled in shoals off Nantucket before heading north to Monhegan Island. Spent several weeks exploring Maine coast before returning to England. Plan to settle Catholics discredited by exposure of Gunpowder Plot in November 1605.

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

1284