NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.


Record #:
Engaged in Elizabethan efforts to colonize the New World on behalf of England, Portuguese native, Simon Ferdinando, made several trans-Atlantic voyages to the Americas. Tried and convicted as a pirate in 1578, Ferdinando was spared from the gallows and forced into a navigation position under Sir Humphrey Gilbert. After returning from several successful voyages, Ferdinando was granted the position, Commander of the English Expedition Fleet, continuing England's exploitation of the Americas via ship. Upon retirement, Ferdinando became an advisor to the newly chartered East India Company.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 15, Dec 1962, p9, il