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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,088 people, 1,229 households, and 924 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,159.0 people per square mile (448.2/km²). There were 1,293 housing units at an average density of 485.3 per square mile (187.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.79% White, 7.97% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.
The Jamestown was a large sailing ship which was abandoned and ran aground near the Icelandic village of Hafnir on 26 June 1881.
The keel was laid in Richmond, Maine. She was registered there in 1880 after having been first floated the year before.
The Jamestown left Maine on the 10th of November, 1880, bound for Liverpool carrying a cargo of high-quality lumber. No sooner was the ship out of port than four of the crew jumped ship, and Captain William E. Whitmore had to find replacements. Then a windlass broke and the ship had to stop in Eastport, Maine for repairs. Finally underway across the Atlantic in early December, the ship encountered heavy seas and the rudder was torn away. After being battered by the seas for several weeks, the captain and crew was rescued by the Anchor Line steamer Ethiopia and left the Jamestown to drift at 43°06′N22°00′W / 43.10°N 22°W / 43.10; -22. In total, 27 people were rescued, including the captain's wife and child.
The crew arrived safely in Glasgow on 16 February 1881, but their ship didn't reach its final resting place for another four months. On the morning of 26 June, residents of Hafnir woke to find that the enormous vessel had run aground the night before, although at that time of the year, it never gets fully dark at that latitude. The cargo of timber was particularly valuable in Iceland, which suffered almost complete deforestation in the several hundred years following the initial Viking settlement in 874. As such, the cargo was unloaded and one third of it was reserved for those who had participated in the salvage operation. The rest was auctioned off, bringing in about DKK 10,000. This is equivalent to USD 62,000 in 2012 dollars.
The steamboat Daily operated in the early 1900s as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. In later years, Daily was renamed Island Princess and later Cy Peck.
Daily was built in 1913 by Matthew McDowell at his yard at Caledonia, near Tacoma. Daily was one of the larger vessels built by Captain McDowell, 116' long, 25' on the beam, 8' depth of hold and rated at 254 tons.Daily was the seventh Puget Sound passenger and freight vessel built by Captain McDowell. Daily was a classic example of a mixed-used Puget Sound mosquito fleet vessel, as shown by photos published and drawings prepared by Professor Turner.
Daily was placed on the Seattle-Tacoma route, running via points on Vashon and Maury islands.
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Post Office worker MaryBethGarrett, who wrote me to say her goodbyes to the folks in Jamestown... “The sweet part about retiring is that now my time will be my own while the bitter part is not seeing my customers on a daily basis and catching up.” ... He also thanked The JamestownPress “for the beautiful dedication to our graduates in (the) paper....
As the coronavirus continues to affect daily lives around the globe, the crowds that have begun visiting landmarks in Jamestown because of warmer weather are looking much different than the past ... “It is understandable,” said Martin, who has a second home in Jamestown, “but frustrating.”....
Jamestown artist John Firesheets would take a few moments each morning to draw a small sketch for his son Max’s lunchbox, his way of letting the child know that his father was thinking about him during the school day ... A sample of Firesheets’ daily school lunchbox drawings is shared Wednesday at the family home in Jamestown....
When the current set of restrictions expires Monday, Gov. Gina Raimondo expects Rhode Island to enter the second phase of her economic recovery plan, which includes tripling the maximum crowd size to 15 people ...Stay up to date. Go to www.jamestownpress.com daily for any updates on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Jamestown .......
The world has gone through major changes since March 2020, but not even a global pandemic can disrupt the daily meetings of Jamestown's coffee group. "It's kind of hard to break all habits," said Scot Nething, a regular coffee group attender. The group of Jamestown residents has been meeting together since 1985....
The target date is June 4, according to Andy Wade, director of parks and recreation ... 14, although the coronavirus pandemic made that scenario unrealistic in Jamestown because of restrictions placed on campgrounds ... Stay up to date. Go to www.jamestownpress.com daily for any updates on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Jamestown .......