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Yesterday on the Chesapeake Bay

Yesterday on the Chesapeake Bay

James Tigner, Jr.

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The story of the Chesapeake Bay is told through 466 vintage postcards and other ephemera. See the Bay our forefathers knew and recall, days before there were bridges. Travel by steamboat between Baltimore and Norfolk; go to bathing beaches in Maryland, (like Bay Shore Park, Tolchester Beach, and Betterton); then continue south on the Bay and visit Colonial Beach, Buckroe Beach, and Ocean View in Virginia. Ride the ferryboats of yesteryear and cruise to quiet harbors and busy ports. See the Bay’s lighthouses, riverboats, old wharfs, and piers; view shipbuilding and commercial fishing as they were. You will surely want to revisit this book again and again.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 204 color & 262 b/w photos | Price Guide | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764325977 | Binding: hard cover


James Tigner is an antiques and collectibles dealer specializing in postcards, paper memorabilia, ephemera, and postal history. His interest has gravitated towards the Chesapeake Bay. He currently lives in southeast Pennsylvania.