Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. McDanel


The paper is an attempt to cast light upon two Ports that were of vital importance in the colonial period of Williamsburg, and since have degenerated to mere creeks that lie close this vicinity. in writing this paper, I have tried to knit together, as closely as possible, information on these Ports from the establishing of the Ports in 1698 to around 1818 when the last attempt at progress concerning them was made. The information was not plentiful and did not run in uniformity. Therefore, in this paper one will find gaps and some problems incomplete.

To Swem's index, The Virginia Gazette, books listed in the bibliography, and principally through the kind aid of the Office of Restoration, Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., I owe the creation of this paper.

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