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Cely, Thomas Captain - ship Minion of Plymouth 


June 9, 1586 - Sir Francis Drake was off the coast of Roanoke Island with a mighty fleet of 23 ships. Richly laden with booty from his attack on the Spanish West Indies and Florida, Drake's fleet anchored next day partly in the port near Roanoke Island (probably Port Ferdinando) and partly in a "wilde roade" at sea 2 miles from the shore. 

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Cely Research File

Cely, Thomas Captain - ship Minion of Plymouth, Part of Sir Francis Drake's  mighty fleet of 23 ships. They were off the coast Roanoke Island June of 1586.


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