After his accident, Smith returned to England, never to see Virginia again. During his down time and most likely recuperating from his injuries, he wrote and published in 1612, a descriptive book including a map about Virginia. Two years later he was ready to explore more of the east coast of North America. He did a great job of mapping an area he would name New England, problem is nothing of great significant was found nor was the fishing enough to offset the cost of this voyage. The second voyage was a bust due to pirates or Frenchmen acting as such, that took away any possibility to further explore the coast. He could not muster enough funds to set off again and so started writing about early history to his present time and about his own experiences. A great debt is owed to Smith, who had laid the groundwork for others to follow, if they would only listen.
About Terry Noorda
I record a podcast titled “Discovering America” that covers stories, histories about people and events that played apart in the discovering of America and leave the listener with a “I didn’t know that feeling.” Come along for the ride you won’t be disappointed.