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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.
Be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out.
For more information on the history of Jamestown and areas surrounding the James River buoy, please visit:
- Official Site of America's 400th Anniversary: Jamestown
- National Park Service – Historic Jamestown
- APVA: Preservation Virginia
- Virtual Jamestown
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