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Friday, December 9, 2011

Sea Coal

The fuel for dwelling homes in Virginia was provided rom surrounding forests, especially hickory and oak trees, so abundantly available.  The large fireplaces were filled with heavy sticks. Sea-coal seems to have been imported to a smal extent.  In 1690,eight barrels of this material were at Handy's Landing on Queen's Creek. Source: Records of York County, vol. 1687-1691, p., 463, Virginia State Library. Sea coal washes up on the shore of Edinburgh and other Scottish towns.
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