Chesapeake Bay

  • A Cook's Tour Of The Eastern Shore, Second Edition

    A Cook's Tour Of The Eastern...

    A Cook’s Tour Of The Eastern Shore, 2nd Edition Maryland's famed tidewater region is a wellspring of gourmet delights. One of our most popular titles, A Cook's Tour of the Eastern Shore has earned a reputation as the cookbook of regional fare. Included are recipes for fish, crabs, clams, and oysters; breads, pones, beaten biscuits,...

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  • Baltimore Harbor :A Pictorial History

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    This newly revised and expanded edition of Baltimore Harbor provides a lively, heavily illustrated history of a vital American port that connects the Chesapeake Bay with the rest of the world.Using photographs, historic illustrations, and stories, Robert Keith traces the harbor's fascinating history. An ideal hub for the bay's network of paddlewheel...

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  • Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country

    Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country

    Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country is by and about A. Aubrey Bodine, one of the greatest photographers of his time, a Baltimore pictorialist, and a Maryland treasure. Bodine's photographs chronicled nearly every aspect of Maryland life on the pages of the Baltimore Sun papers from 1924 to 1970, and won nearly a...

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  • Chesapeake Almanac: Following The Bay Through The Seasons

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    Chesapeake Almanac: Following The Bay Through The Seasons Where do the Chesapeake Bay's sea turtles come from in the summer, and where do they go in winter? Where do swans come from when they arrive in the region in November? Why do fishermen and sailors consistently see monarch butterflies out over the open bay in late summer? Chesapeake...

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  • Chesapeake Bay In The Civil War

    Chesapeake Bay In The Civil War

    Chesapeake Bay In The Civil War Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War Here is a rich panorama of fascinating Civil War history: the war's first deaths on the streets of Baltimore; Abraham Lincoln on the deck of the revenue cutter Miami; Franklin Buchanan of Talbot County commanding the ironclad C.S.S. Virginia as she sounds the death knell for the...

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  • Chesapeake Bay Schooners

    Chesapeake Bay Schooners

    Chesapeake Bay Schooners This story of the schooners began with the handy colonial schooner, with the search for speed culminating in the creation of the graceful Baltimore clipper. These swift, sharp-built vessels of the Chesapeake gave rise to countless tales of high adventure and romance. No other book has chronicled the history commercial...

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  • Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks

    Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks

    Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks documents the skipjack and its role in the oyster dredging industry, describing the natural and manmade disasters that affected the trade, including the August storm of 1933 that swept vessels into pastures; ice-locked harbor that led to the idea of dredging through the ice with sleighs, cars,...

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  • Chesapeake Bay: Nature Of The Estuary, A Field Guide

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    Chesapeake Bay: Nature of the Estuary, A Field Guide This book has become the definitive field guide to the Chesapeake. Flora and fauna descriptions are arranged according to the Bay's nine major habitats—from freshwater wetlands to saltwater marshes. The most important field marks of more than 500 species are shown in 350 superb pen-and-ink...

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  • Chesapeake Legacy: Tools And Traditions

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    Chesapeake Legacy: Tools and Traditions  In the years since Larry Chowning's book Harvesting the Chesapeake: Tools and Traditions was published, the author has fielded many questions from readers about why he did not include a particular fishery or tradition in his collection. To answer those requests, Chowning has created a second volume....

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  • Chesapeake Rumrunners Of The Roaring Twenties

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    Chesapeake Rumrunners Of The Roaring Twenties When Prohibition was the law, Chesapeake Bay was a smuggler’s paradise. Rogues of all types transported boatloads of forbidden liquor in the days when America experimented with forced, and unforeseeable, temperance. In a style reminiscent of the era it describes, Eric Mills brings to life the...

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  • Chesapeake Sails: A History Of Yachting On The Bay

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    Chesapeake Sails: A History Of Yachting On The Bay Many books document the workboats of the Chesapeake, but for decades bay waters have been home to another kind of craft: sailboats designed and built strictly for the fun of racing or cruising. This book traces the popularity of sailing yachts in the Chesapeake Bay. Here, the term yacht does...

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  • Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet

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    Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet This book portrays the steamboat era on the Chesapeake (1813–1963), which matched the glamour and excitement of the steamboats on the Mississippi. The book begins with the building of the first steamboat on the bay, in the shadow of a bitter struggle over a monopoly on the Delaware and the Chesapeake. It...

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  • City On The Sand: Ocean City, Maryland, And The People Who Built It

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    City On The Sand: Ocean City, Maryland In a little more than a hundred years, a wild and desolate barrier island in Maryland became a teeming resort city. The story began in 1875 when a group of Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and Philadelphia businessmen held a grand opening of a five-story frame building called the Atlantic Hotel, and offered...

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  • Cruising The Chesapeake: A Gunkholer's Guide

    Cruising The Chesapeake: A...

    Cruising The Chesapeake: A Gunkholer's Guide, 4th Edition 2013 Acclaimed as the reference of choice for gunkholers plying the waters of the Chesapeake seeking un-crowded anchorages. This new edition id expanded to include the Atlantic coasts of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, including Delaware Bay. An expansive list of GPS coordinates has...

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  • Exploring The Chesapeake In Small Boats

    Exploring The Chesapeake In...

    Exploring the Chesapeake in Small Boats Drawing on his extensive experience as a field guide and education director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the author describes the Bay's intricate waterways in all seasons and traces the basics of geology, ecology, and human history as they relate to the Bay. The first section of the book reviews...

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  • Ghost Fleet Of Mallows Bay And Other Takes Of The Lost Chesapeake

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    Ghost Fleet Of Mallows Bay And Other Takes Of The Lost Chesapeake Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake In this archaeological trilogy, Donald G. Shomette provides a tour of the treasures beneath the Chesapeake Bay. The New Jersey, which sank in the waters of the Chesapeake in 1870, is the subject of the first part...

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  • Lighting The Bay, Tales Of The Chesapeake Lighthouses.

    Lighting The Bay, Tales Of The...

    Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses From the beginning, it was a struggle to light the Chesapeake. Its soft, undulating bottom presented a different set of problems from those faced along the rocky shores of New England. The Chesapeake's shores shifted before the winds, tides, and hurricanes that plagued the 200-mile-long...

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  • Lost Towns Of Tidewater Maryland

    Lost Towns Of Tidewater Maryland

    Lost Towns Of Tidewater Maryland In the years between 1668 and 1751, the government of Maryland envisioned an urban development program unrivaled in scope by any other colony except Virginia. Unwilling to allow development to occur naturally, both the Lord Proprietor and the legislature tried to create towns, ignoring the social, economic,...

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  • Maryland’s Eastern Shore: A Journey In Time And Place, 1992 Edition

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    Maryland’s Eastern Shore 1992 Edition “A hundred years ain’t such a very long time on the Eastern Shore,” local farmers and watermen used to say, and that is a telling refrain. Past and present mix easily on the Shore, and, in this respect, as well as in certain local customs and habits of language, the region is very much still an...

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  • Maryland’s Geology, 1993 Edition

    Maryland’s Geology, 1993 Edition

    Maryland’s Geology, 1993 Edition Maryland has been called “America in miniature,” because the state embodies a wide range of our nation’s landscape features. From sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, across flat fields of the Coastal Plain on the Eastern Shore, to the rolling hills and tumbling rivers of the state’s central counties, and...

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  • Pirates On The Chesapeake: Being A True History Of Pirates, Picaroons, And Sea Raiders On Chesapeake Bay, 1610–1807

    Pirates On The Chesapeake: Being...

    Pirates On The Chesapeake: Being A True History Of Pirates, Picaroons, And Sea Raiders On Chesapeake Bay, 1610–1807 A dazzling array of swashbuckling pirates, picaroons, and sea rovers are pitted against the often feckless representatives of an outpost government authority in the Chesapeake Bay region. It is an exciting and dramatic two...

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  • Rivers Of The Eastern Shore: Seventeen Maryland Rivers

    Rivers Of The Eastern Shore:...

    Rivers Of The Eastern Shore: Seventeen Maryland Rivers Rivers of the Eastern Shore: Seventeen Maryland Rivers Originally issued in the prestigious "Rivers of America" series, here are the beautifully crafted descriptions of the sluggish tidal rivers, never more than a few miles apart, that wind interminably through the rich, flat land of...

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  • Rudow's Guide To Fishing The Chesapeake

    Rudow's Guide To Fishing The...

    Rudow's Guide To Fishing The Chesapeake Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake: The most comprehensive guide to angling on all of the Chesapeake's waters from main-stem Bay to tributaries and tidal creeks. Detailed charts show more than 550 specific hot spots and 35 public shoreline fishing hot spots, plus 33 reliable public boat ramps....

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  • Shipwrecks On The Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters On Chesapeake Bay And Its Tributaries, 1608–1978

    Shipwrecks On The Chesapeake:...

    Shipwrecks On The Chesapeake: Maritime Disasters On Chesapeake Bay And Its Tributaries, 1608–1978 For many, the Chesapeake Bay has an aura of historical romance and high adventure. Like the great Atlantic Ocean of which it is an extension, the bay also has its dark and treacherous aspect. Marine archaeologist Donald Shomette shares his great...

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  • Shipwrecks On The Virginia Coast And The Men Of The Life Saving Service

    Shipwrecks On The Virginia Coast...

    Shipwrecks On The Virginia Coast And The Men Of The Life Saving Service Shipwrecks on the Virginia Coast and the Men of Life Saving Service: From its establishment in the early 1870s until it was merged with the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to from the U.S. Coast Guard, the United States Life Saving Service was the guardian of all the...

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