The Sea Venture was wrecked off the coast of Bermuda during a hurricane in July 1609. She was the flagship of a convoy of 7 ships heading to Jamestown, Virginia to rescue the fledgling English community that was on the brink of starvation following altercations with the Native Americans. The crew of the Sea Venture eventually made it to Virginia 10 months later in two ships built from the wreckage and local Bermuda cedar. They did however leave behind 3 crew members to hold the island of Bermuda in the King's name. Bermuda is still today a British Colony.