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Building a wharf, about 1650. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)

Piers and Wharfs.—In order to accommodate such large sailing vessels, piers and wharfs had to be built at Jamestown. A 1,300-pound iron piledriver was found in the basement of a 17th-century building in 1955. It was probably used three centuries ago for driving piles in the James River during construction of a small wharf.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of New Discoveries at Jamestown by John L. Cotter J. Paul Hudson Published 1957
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America, Jamestown
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