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Near Jamestown, VA NOTE: BUOY OFFLINE; AWAITING PARTS AND TESTING OF NEW BUOY DESIGN

Geolocation is 37.21137, -76.78677

Data in red are more than 12 hours old.
Parameter Value Unit Date Graphs
Barometric Pressure30.2inches2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Air Temperature71.8F2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Chlorophyll A2.11ug/L2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Dissolved Oxygen12.81mg/L2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Current Direction343Deg. Mag.2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Current Speed1.237kts2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Latitude37.21138Degrees2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Longitude-76.78681Degrees2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Wave Direction (From)266Deg. Mag.2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Significant Wave Height0.20ft2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Mean Wave Period6.7s2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Water Salinity6.1PSU2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Water Temperature36.5F2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Sea Nettle Probability0%2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Turbidity17NTU2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Wind Direction299Deg. Mag.2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Wind Speed4.5kts2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30
Wind Gust7.4kts2018-01-03 12:00 EST1 7 30

On May 14, 1607, the Virginia Company explorers landed on Jamestown Island, to establish the Virginia English colony on the banks of the James River 60 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. By one account, they landed there because the deep-water channel let their ships ride so close to shore that they were able to secure the ships by tying them to trees.

A team of archaeologists are currently revealing the mysteries of the Historic Jamestown settlement. Excavation since 1994 has uncovered hundreds of thousands of artifacts dating to the first half of the 17th century.

Visit the buoy from Jamestown Island.

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