Cross-Grained and Wily Waters: A Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region

Cross-Grained and Wily Waters: A Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region

by W. Jeffrey Bolster
     
 

The historic sites and nearly pristine estuary of the Piscataqua region represent a mixture of heritage and nature unparalleled in New England. They are worth preserving. For centuries the Piscataqua region was an extended maritime community connected by the Great Bay Estuary, the short seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine, and the seven tributary rivers

Overview

The historic sites and nearly pristine estuary of the Piscataqua region represent a mixture of heritage and nature unparalleled in New England. They are worth preserving. For centuries the Piscataqua region was an extended maritime community connected by the Great Bay Estuary, the short seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine, and the seven tributary rivers that fortify the Piscataqua River itself. Moving water shaped the region—under its vessels, at its mills, and across its marshes. Carrying the freight of our history, and holding out the promise of community-based conservation, this book (and these waters) invite you on a journey of exploration and renewal. Join the naturalists, fishermen ,and historic preservationists who have all felt the pull of this place, and who wish to sustain it in the face of the headlong development consuming America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914339656
Publisher:
Randall, Peter E. Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Dennis A. O'Toole
"Rich with insight and delight, this is the indispensable guide to the region's intertwined natural and human histories, and a potent device for choosing the best of its possible futures."
Dennis A. O’Toole
“Rich with insight and delight, this is the indispensable guide to the region’s intertwined natural and human histories, and a potent device for choosing the best of its possible futures.”
Fritz Wetherbee
“This book is so readable and so beautifully laid out that you should not overlook the fine scholarship at its root. There has never been a better book about the Piscataqua and the Great Bay. If you love someone, get them this book.”

Meet the Author

W. Jeffrey Bolster is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, and author of Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.

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