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  1. Virginia Waterways By Miss O.

  2. Atlantic Ocean • Provided transportation links between Virginia and other places (e.g. Europe, Africa, Caribbean)

  3. Chesapeake Bay • Provided a safe harbor • Was a source of food and transportation

  4. The Major Rivers of VA • That flow into the Chesapeake Bay • Look like 4 fingers on a hand • Each river was a source of food and provided a pathway for exploration and settlement of Virginia.

  5. James River • Flows into the Chesapeake Bay • Richmond and Jamestown located along the James River

  6. York River • Flows into the Chesapeake Bay • Yorktown located along the York River

  7. Rappahannock River • Flows into the Chesapeake Bay • Fredericksburg located on the Rappahannock River

  8. Potomac River • Flows into the Chesapeake Bay • Alexandria located along the Potomac River

  9. Shenandoah River • Flows into the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, WV • Flows through the Valley and Ridge region • Flows south to north