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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.
JAMESTOWN – The JamestownPolice and Fire Committee unanimously recommended approval of an agreement with the Jamestown Public School District to fund a second school resource officer ...The new school resource officer would provide security, safety and policing resources to students and staff of the Jamestown Public School District.
JAMESTOWN — A 44-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the chest Friday, June 17, in northeast Jamestown, according to Scott Edinger, chief of police at the Jamestown Police Department... Jamestown police officers responded and found the woman with a gunshot wound to the upper chest, Edinger said.
Committee recommends city attorney craft agreement. The Jamestown Finance & Legal Committee unanimously approved allowing City Attorney Leo Ryan to proceed with crafting a right of first refusal or an option agreement for the Jamestown SouthwestSecondAddition Outlot A ... A 61-year-old Jamestown woman who has run across every state in the U.S.
The Jamestown Finance & Legal Committee unanimously approved allowing City Attorney Leo Ryan to proceed with crafting a right of first refusal or an option agreement for the Jamestown SouthwestSecondAddition Outlot A ... He said the city isn’t agreeing to anything other than to have its city attorney draft some paperwork.
JAMESTOWN – The JamestownCity Council unanimously approved a mutual aid agreement between the city of Jamestown and the city of Valley City to more effectively respond and provide public services during emergency situations ... Jamestown City Attorney Leo Ryan recommended authorizing Heinrich to negotiate a contract for materials or services.
The two extra seats benefited a Jamestown attorney when SydneyEllsworth was appointed to the state’s highest court in January 1909... He moved to Jamestown and continued his practice in 1897 ... This meant they had to be admitted as a practicing attorney in some state in the U.S ... After his defeat, he returned to his law practice in Jamestown.