13 October 1998
PHIPPSBURG - (Fort St. George)
Looking for 390-year old signs of life.
Dr. Jeffrey P. Brain (Archaeologist)
P. = Phipps
Looking for Storehouse.
Found Northeast Post hole
Only here 14 months
Efforts in New World
Companion colony of Jamestown
Found map 1997 from 1607.
Made 2 months after colonists arrived
Successful because failures at Popham, Fort St. George
Patricia Stemheimer (archaeologist)
Layers of stratification (preserved & classified) above 1607/8
Coal in the middle (probably fire area)
Alex King (archaeologist)
Found Civil War Penny near water’s edge
Lead (melted lead for musket balls)
Daub (Technique for insulation)
Wattle (Technique for insulation)
Charred layer of wood (storehouse)
Posts were laid every 9 ˝ feet (map said 9’)
Fort was not elaborately constructed (As map indicated)
Incredibly rich site.
Maine coast contributed to colony’s downfall.
Summers were marvelous
Winters were terrible
Colony lost two leaders
Men in colony bickered
English settlement in New England
Send strong leaders
Strong in spirit