Among the people at the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday was Brent Lane, one of the persons behind the creation of JDIG. Lane also is the leading figures in tracing the fate of The Lost Colony, the first attempt of the English to settle in North America. The colony disappeared mysteriously between 1585 and 1587. They left no clue of their fate.
Lane has tracked the colonists up the Chowan River and found evidence of their presence among Indian tribes. He surmises that those not killed by other Indians scattered and were assimilated.
Lane also discovered in London that a “scientific party” of Englishmen came over a year before the colonists. They were sent to determine if North America could support life and produce goods to generate a profit for investors. Who knew?