Excellent Good Timber

Excellent Good Timber (HMBDD)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.608', W 76° 46.04'

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Colonists marvelled at the deep, tall forests of Virginia - then set to clearing them away. The "goodly tall Trees" became firewood, fort walls, house frames, boat planks, barrel staves, industrial fuel, and lumber exports.

Jamestown's ruins yielded many tools of woodcutters, sawyers, and carpenters. Coopers were especially busy. Barrels and casks bore shipments for England, and stored colonial supplies.

A two-man crosscut saw was recovered almost intact, from an abandoned site in New Towne. Pit saws were also used.
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Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 343176 N 4119646
Decimal Degrees37.21013333, -76.76733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.608', W 76° 46.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 36.48" N, 76° 46' 2.40" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 279-301 Island Drive, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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