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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