In 1648, a group of dissident English Puritans (referred to as the Eleutherian Adventurers) led by Captain William Sayles sailed here from Bermuda looking for religious freedom. As soon as they saw this island paradise they named it Eleuthera, after the Greek word that means "Freedom." The Adventurers initially had many severe problems including food shortages, a lack of proper supplies, and terrible infighting that eventually split the group up into separate communities along Governor’s Harbour and Preacher’s Cave in Eleuthera.