Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic TrailCaptain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. Smith and his crew sailed and rowed a primitive 30-foot boat nearly 3,000 miles, reaching as far north as the Susquehanna River.Although Smith did not discover gold, or a river passage to the Pacific, his precise map and detailed observations of American Indian societies and the abundant natural resources guided future explorers and settlers.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 428165 N 4259996|
|Decimal Degrees||38.48541667, -75.82363333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 29.125', W 75° 49.418'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 29' 7.50" N, 75° 49' 25.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 Ocean Gateway, Vienna MD 21869, US|
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