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Cities and Towns of the Chesapeake

William B. Cronin

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Maryland's history unfolds along the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, where European exploration, colonization, and commercial development of the Bay's resources connected the cities, towns, and ports. Blockade running from three different wars brought national conflict to Maryland as the center of the New Republic. With 800 images, this book provides illustrated historic summaries, descriptive maps, and lists of restaurants, lodging, marinas, and local events for use as a convenient and portable reference and travel guide by land or water along the Bay's Eastern and Western Shores. Armchair historians and day or weekend travelers can discover the rich history, classic architecture, local ferries, and current attractions in 100 towns along the Bay where Maryland's historical legacy – and its seafood – abound.

Size: 7" x 10" | 799 color images, 105 maps | Index | 288 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344633

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William Cronin was born in Aberdeen, Maryland, in 1914 and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown. Like many Marylanders, Mr. Cronin has been an avid sailor since boyhood. He has owned several sailboats and spent many weekends exploring the Bay with family and friends.A marine scientist with Johns Hopkins University for 32 years, Mr. Cronin captained two research vessels. Twice monthly, he traversed the Bay and rivers in Maryland and Virginia to measure water oxygen, salinity, temperature, and turbidity. He has a great affection for the Bay and her many cities and towns.Mr. Cronin's earlier book, Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2005. He lives with his wife Elizabeth in Silver Springs, Maryland.