Captain John Smith's Adventures on the James
— www.johnsmithtrail.org —Shells have been found in amazing quantities along this area of the river. The Indians who lived beside the saltwater stretches of river did not have tuckahoe and other freshwater plants to sustain them in poor crop years, when shellfish likely became a substantial part of their diet. Shellfish contain protein, iron and calories, and kept early settlers alive during droughts.
|Placed By||Captain John Smith's Trail, James River Association, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 352374 N 4108475|
|Decimal Degrees||37.11098333, -76.66151667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 6.659', W 76° 39.691'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 6' 39.54" N, 76° 39' 41.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2255 Lawnes Neck Dr, Smithfield VA 23430, US|
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