National Geographic : 1957 May
© National Geographic Society - James Fort Rises from the Wilderness Settlers lived behind a wooden palisade in thatched half-timbered houses plastered with clay and twigs. This fort has been reconstructed for the Jamestown Festival. Bearded guardsman patrols the main gate; gentleman and ladies stroll the compound. B. Anthony Stewart (opposite and below) and Thomas J. Abercrombie 4 Cross Marks the Cape Henry Landing Here, at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, the colonists stopped briefly before sailing up the James River. Fishing pier juts from the dunes at Fort Story. SReplicas of the settlers' ships lie off James Fort. This costumed seaman works aboard Susan Constant.