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Great Storms of the Chesapeake [NOOK Book]

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Even before John Smith's crew weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries had been ravaged by every type of storm imaginable. A 1769 hurricane altered the course of history, demolishing the shipping channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years storm, Tropical Storm Agnes, left more than seventy people dead and devastated the ecology of the bay. Before the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowfall record was held by the combination of the Great ...
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Great Storms of the Chesapeake

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Overview

Even before John Smith's crew weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries had been ravaged by every type of storm imaginable. A 1769 hurricane altered the course of history, demolishing the shipping channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years storm, Tropical Storm Agnes, left more than seventy people dead and devastated the ecology of the bay. Before the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowfall record was held by the combination of the Great Eastern Blizzard of 1899, which blew the water out of the bay, and the Great White Hurricane, which stranded the oyster fleet of Baltimore in feet of ice. Join author David Healey as he keeps an eye to the red horizon and chronicles the most remarkable storms to churn the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015916454
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Series: Disaster , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

David Healey is a Maryland native who has written frequently about the people and places of the Delmarva Peninsula. His articles have appeared in American History, Chesapeake Bay magazine, Chesapeake Life, the Washington Times and Delmarva Quarterly. He is also the author of two previous nonfiction books, 1812: Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay's Forgotten War (Bella Rosa) and Delmarva Legends & Lore (The History Press). A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown and the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine, he has written several novels, including Sharpshooter (Penguin Putnam) and The House that Went Down with the Ship (Bella Rosa). He enjoys working around his old house and has been known to drive his family crazy by making frequent stops to read historical markers at the side of the road.
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