Virginia has moree shipwrecks than any other state in the continental United States. With 112 miles of Atlantic coast, Virginia includes almost half of the Chesapeake Bay and many major tributaries: the Lynnhaven River, The Elizabeth River, the james River, the York River and the Rappahannock River. Since the jamestown settlement in 1607, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of military and merchant vessels have saile through "the Capes", an important economic lifeline linking the United States to the rest of the world.
With 3,315 miles of tidal coastline and natural enemies suck as water, fire, wind, age, and human fallibility, countless ships and lives have been lost. Virginia Shipwrecks vividly illustrates their story.
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