On Roads of Water

On Roads of Water (HMBDI)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.667', W 76° 46.414'

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Within three days of reaching the New World, the first Jamestown colonists had assembled a small boat to go exploring in the roadless wilderness.

Once settled, they gathered raw materials of boat building for export as well as for their own use: hardwoods for masts, staves, and planks; pine trees for pitch, resin, and tar.

From their shallow boats, or "shallops," the colonists harvested the teeming waters and traded along the shores of coastal Virginia.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342625 N 4119765
Decimal Degrees37.21111667, -76.77356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.667', W 76° 46.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 40.02" N, 76° 46' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79-109 Island Drive, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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