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?
A bald eagle’s feathers are lightweight, yet strong and flexible. The birds approximately 7,000 feathers provide waterproofing and protect it from extreme temperatures by trapping layers of air.