A Defensible Site
The narrow isthmus connecting Jamestown with the mainland was under water during high tide; the peninsula itself jutted into the James, affording the settlers a view several miles up and down the river from where they built their fort. Two and a half centuries later, Confederate earthworks would be constructed on the 1607 fort site.
Did You Know?
The wingspan of a bald eagle can reach seven feet; mature eagles weigh ten to twelve pounds and measure about three feet from head to tail. Females are usually slightly larger than males.