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Three Centuries in a Cape Cod Village:
The Story of Chatham
Chatham Historical
Society . This illustrated book of essays and
articles paints a vivid portrait of life in Chatham,
Massachusetts, beginning with the first settler
William Nickerson. Relive the saga of the ship
Rover, the story of the patriotic Young family
during theAmericanRevolution,and themariners
of the 19th century. Published by the Chatham
Historical Society.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 107 illustrations • Index
• 184pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4118-2 • hard cover • $34.99
Sea Level Rising
William Sargent. The story of this
seemingly microcosmic event, the sea breaking through
a spit of land at Chatham, Massachusetts, destroying
several homes. But it is not unique. As many as 200
other American coastal communities will face similar
problems as their barrier beaches break down over
the next twenty years. Sea Level Rising is a clarion
call for these other coastal communities to prepare
for the chronic effects of global warming.
Size: 6" x 9" • 35 b/w photos • 224pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3261-6 • soft cover • $19.99
Connecticut Decoys
Henry C. Chitwood, with
Thomas C. Marshall and Doug Knight. One of
the most comprehensive studies ever written
on Connecticut working decoys with over 400
photos. A table of carvers is followed by a
detailed text covering the decoys produced by
over 82 carvers, discussions on factory decoys,
shore birds, and descriptive decoy features.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 406 photos, 2 maps
Index • 192pp.
ISBN: 0-88740-104-X • hard cover • $45.00
Beneath the Garden State: Explor-
ing Aquatic New Jersey
Herb Segars.
Over 230 color photos present a view
into the strange and beautiful marine
animals found in the Atlantic waters off
New Jersey, as well as shipwrecks and
artificial reefs. You will be fascinated
by a myriad display of marine animals
captured in thirty years of photography.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 235 color photos
144pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4109-0 • hard cover • $29.99
Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore
Fowler, Bernard A. Olsen, Edward Olsen. The
compelling story of how and why modern ocean
lifeguarding emerged on the New Jersey shore
is told through 298 rare, unpublished, primary
source photographs and fascinating text. A
state-wide perspective of beach patrols, from
Sandy Hook to Cape May, emerges. Lifeguard
gear, fromthenandnow,reflectshowtechnology
has enhanced ocean rescue’s effectiveness.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 167 color and 131 b/w
photos • Index • 128pp.ISBN: 978-0-7643-
3491-7 • soft cover • $24.99
New Jersey Decoys
Henry A. Fleckenstein,
Jr. Covers more than 700 different New Jersey
ducks, geese, and shorebird decoys. The book
covers the New Jersey coast on the east from
Point Pleasant to Cape May and includes the
makers and decoys from the Delaware River as
the western boundary.
Size: 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ • 539 photos
Index • 272pp.
ISBN: 0-916838-75-7 • hard cover • $37.50
My Cape May.
Mark Malacavage.
Regarded as the nation’s oldest seaside
resort, Cape May is a popular tourist
destination today, but for countless
visitors and year-round residents it is
a place that “speaks to your soul." A
collection of over 230 color images
provide a visual journey through the
town, the beaches, and the bayside.
Chesapeake Bay Buyboats
2nd Edition
Larry S. Chowning. Meet workboat builders
and the versatile boats’ owners, captains, and
families who bought and sold goods and played
aboard them. Illustrations are contributions of
many who were directly connected to these
distinctive boats.
Size: 8.5"x11" • 182 b/w photos & illustrations,
Vessel list•242pp.
Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes and Bugeyes
M.V. Brewington. The history of log canoes and
bugeyes, providing meticulous descriptions
of the hulls, rigging, fittings, and specialized
equipment used on these unique bay craft. The
plates give lines and sail plans for more than a
score of specific vessels.
Size: 8.5"x11" • 158 bw photos, illustrations, one
map, index•184pp.
Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks
Pat Vojtech. The
history of the skipjack, is seen here primarily
through the eyes of the men who lived it. This
story of men who loved to sail and who often
risked their lives, balanced on the edge of danger,
to harvest the Chesapeake’s most valuable crop
ñ the oyster.
Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet
C. Holly. The book begins with the building of the first
steamboat on the bay. A particular highlight is the
account of the steamer Columbus, which was built
in 1828 and burned and sank in 1850 near the mouth
of the Potomac River.
Size:6"x9"•18 illustrations,8bwphotos,6maps, index
Powerboat Racing on the Chesapeake
Mowbray. The drama of racing and the personalities
of those involved are conveyed through the author’s
first-hand experiences gathered during close to thirty
years of following Chesapeake Bay regattas. An appendix
listing boat names, owners, and classes will surely be
of interest to any racing fan.
Size:6"x9"•60bwphotos, index•128pp.
Chesapeake Bay Schooners
Snediker. A uniquely American vessel,
from its European origins to the ship-
yards and waters of the bay. A tribute to
these commercial vessels, a mainstay of
commerce on the bay and the tenacity
and dedication of the men and women
who operated them.
Size: 12"x9" • 212 bw photos, Glossary
and index•264pp.
Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales
of the Lost Chesapeake
Donald G. Shomette.
After President Wilson issued a call to arms against
Germany duringWWI, the U.S. began to build hundreds
of merchant ships. The largest portion of that fleet
came to rest on the floor of Mallows Bay. The author
recounts three tales of what lies beneath the bay.
Size:6"x9"•90 illustrations, index•400pp.
Tidewater Triumph: The Development and
Worldwide Success of the Chesapeake Bay
Pilot Schooner
Geoffrey M. Footner. The pilot
schooners of the Chesapeake Bay began to build
their legend in the eighteenth century, employed
for piloting and cargo carrying. Variations of the
final “clipper" model of the Baltimore schooner
continued the vessels’ reputation through the
nineteenth century.
Chesapeake Sails: A History of Yachting
on the Bay
Richard Henderson. This book traces
thepopularityofsailingyachts in theChesapeake
Bay. The illustrations presented throughout the
book ñ whether hull-line sketches, sail-plan
drawings, or full-sail photos ñ are reminders
of the particular beauty of sailing yachts and
the special joy of yachting on the bay.
Size:8"x10"•260bw illustrations•304pp.
Chesapeake Sailing Craft Recollections of
Robert H. Burgess
Robert H. Burgess, Edited by
William A. Fox. Robert H. Burgess’s photographs
show the vessels in all phases of their activities
on these waters, including loading and unloading
cargoes, under sail and in port, in shipyards, details
of rigging, fittings, and decks, interior views, as
powerboats, and abandoned hulks.
Size:8.5"x11"•463bwphotos, index•324pp.
Deadrise and Cross-planked
Larry S. Chown-
ing. Enjoy a journey into the history of wooden
Deadrise boat building, highlighting its role in
Chesapeake Bay culture, and providing deeper
insight into the builders who created these works
of nautical ingenuity. More than 150 photographs
of the traditional watermen’s’ lifestyle.
Size:8.5"x11"•140bwphotos, index•180pp.
Schooner Sultana: Building a Ches-
apeake Legacy
Drew McMullen, text.
Photographs by Lucian Niemeyer. Out-
standing photographs provide an excit-
ing visual presentation, While carefully
crafted text guides the reader through the
day-to-day progress, describing unique
details as only an active participant could.
Size: 12"x9" • 184 color photographs, 8
bw illustrations,3maps, index•160pp.
Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twen-
Eric Mills. Prohibition may have been the law
of the land, but the Chesapeake Bay country was
awash in illegal alcohol. The marshes were teeming
with hidden stills, and bootleg liquor was smuggled
throughout the waterways and adjoining countryside
by daring men.
Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: Maritime
Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and its Tributar-
ies, 1608-1978
Donald G. Shomette. Tragedies and
disasters that occurred in the bay and its tidewater
region over a 370-year period, includes tales of bravery,
courage, fortitude, cowardice, stupidity, and ineptitude.
The text is liberally illustrated, and there is an extensive
detailed chronology of all known disasters on the bay.
Size: 6"x9" • 7 bw photos, 33 illustrations and 8 maps,
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