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Sailing for Francis I of France, Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian, crossed the Atlantic in search of a passage to India. What he found was the Outer Banks and a body of water beyond he called the Oriental Sea. This would later be named the Pamlico Sound. Verrazano sailed as far north as Newfoundland before returning home. His \"discovery\" of an oriental sea kept explorers sailing west for many years seeking the elusive passage.
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Queen Elizabeth personally supplied ships for an expedition which landed at Hatteras on July 27, 1585. The English attempted to challenge Spain's dominance in the New World and their initial settlement, headed by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Lane, landed at Hatteras on July 27, 1585. This colony would fail when too much emphasis was placed on finding gold rather than nurturing a permanent settlement.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 8 Issue 2, Dec 1969, p8-11, il
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Spanish permanent settlement was first founded in Florida but thirty years before that explorer Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon sailed from the West Indies to the Cape Fear River. Ayllon attempted to settle in the state but after experiencing difficulties the Spaniard moved his group to San Miguel in South Carolina. Conditions did not improve and after Ayllon died the settlement failed.
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