Captain John Smith's Adventures on the James
— www.johnsmithtrail.org —Fourmile Creek flows into the slender oxbow of the James River here. Oxbows, successive curvatures in the river's course, forced Smith and his men to row long distances on their exploratory trip upstream. Navigating the sharp turns was very difficult when sailing because some portion of every turn required sailing against the wind. The force of water scouring the land as the river changed direction dug deep, narrow channels that left ships vulnerable to attacks by land.
|Placed By||Captain John Smith's Trail, James River Association, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 295980 N 4142565|
|Decimal Degrees||37.40743333, -77.30516667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.446', W 77° 18.31'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 26.76" N, 77° 18' 18.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9599 Deep Bottom Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US|
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