Chickahominy Shipyard Archeological Site

Address Restricted, Toano, Virginia. County/parish: James City.

NRIS 79003048

1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places June 28, 1979.

Also known as:

  • Chickahominy Shipyard

From Wikipedia:

Chickahominy Shipyard Archeological Site

The Chickahominy Shipyard Archeological Site is a historic archaeological site located near Toano, Virginia. The shipyard was established in 1776 on the Chickahominy River by the Virginia Committee on Safety for the construction of a small navy to protect the Virginia colony during the American Revolution. It remained in production until 1781, when the British seized and burned the shipyard. The site consists of both submerged and dryland components.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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