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The Islands of Boston Harbor
     

The Islands of Boston Harbor

by Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont (Editor)
 

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A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for

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A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for the Boston Post wrote, "Mr. Snow has the gift of making his subject vivid and personal in its anecdotal touches . . . It is a volume of chatty yet dignified essays, with many a light touch brought in." This centennial edition contains the complete 1971 text, with annotations by Jeremy D'Entremont to bring the information up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933212852
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Snow Centennial Editions Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
646,079
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Edward Rowe Snow (1902-1982) is remembered as one of the most vivid chroniclers of New England maritime history. Beginning with the publication of The Islands of Boston Harbor in 1935, he made his name as a historian of the New England coast - and also as a popular storyteller, lecturer, preservationist, and treasure hunter. For forty years, Snow flew to the lighthouses of New England as the "Flying Santa," dropping Christmas parcels for the keepers and their families. A granite memorial to Edward Rowe Snow, "Mr. New England," on Georges Island in Boston Harbor was dedicated in 2000 by his many friends.

An heir to the great tradition of Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about New England maritime history for more than two dozen years. Webmaster of "New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide" at www.newenglandlighthouses.net, he is founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Jeremy is the series editor of the centennial editions of Edward Rowe Snow, and he has written a series of authoritative guides to America's lighthouses. He is also the author of Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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