The History of Leith

April 26, 2005

Remains of Darien

Remains of the Darien Colony 1698
These few sad remains from a 1979 archaeological dig at Darien in Panama is all that is left of Scotlands one and only attempt to have a colony in the New World it was a total disaster. The Ships left from Leith in 1698 and 1699 and very few returned to Scotland most having died from disease and from a hurricane of South Carolina in August 1700..

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