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- DescriptionThe Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and at one time provided a major portion of the nation's seafood. Oysters, crabs, and clams were in abundance and the men of Maryland's Eastern Shore relied on the Chesapeake to make their livelihood. Now eleven of these Shoremen share their memories. The stories they tell will both enlighten and entertain. Some earned a great sum of money in a short amount of time, while others experienced one misfortune after ather. Learn about devastating storms, like Hurricane Agnes, from which they made harrowing escapes. Read about high-ranking politicians, from goverrs to presidents, who have made the Chesapeake Bay a center of political activity. Coming from diverse backgrounds, these men represent a broad spectrum of folks who lived along the Eastern Shore, worked the waters of the Bay, and experienced the harshness of Chesapeake winters as well as her glorious sunrises.
- Author BiographyA lifelong resident of Maryland's Eastern Shore, Don Parks has always been fascinated by the Chesapeake Bay and her people. The son of a Chesapeake waterman, he is a retired educator.
- Author(s)Don Parks
- PublisherSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication28/02/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationAtglen, PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Content Note43 photos
- Weight322 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
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