Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails and Midshipmen

Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails and Midshipmen

by Rosemary F. Williams
     
 

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With fortunes that have ebbed and flowed with the tides, Annapolis has graced the banks of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay since the seventeenth century. Generations have worked the docks, sailed its waters and hunted for Chesapeake Gold--oysters--even as the city became home to a proud military tradition in the United States Naval Academy. Local author

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With fortunes that have ebbed and flowed with the tides, Annapolis has graced the banks of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay since the seventeenth century. Generations have worked the docks, sailed its waters and hunted for Chesapeake Gold--oysters--even as the city became home to a proud military tradition in the United States Naval Academy. Local author Rosemary F. Williams presents a vivid image of Annapolis with tales of violent skirmishes between the dashing Captain Waddell and crews of outlaw oyster poachers, the crabbing rage of the twentieth century, feisty shipwright Benjamin Sallier and the city's Golden Age of Sailing. Williams's fluid prose and stunning vintage images chronicle the maritime history of this capital city and reveal its residents' deep connection to the ever-shifting waters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596296596
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/19/2009
Series:
American Chronicles
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
590,079
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Rosemary Freitas Williams is an award-winning journalist with over thirty years' experience covering local, national and international news. She is the proud recipient of numerous journalism awards, including a National Emmy for team coverage of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As executive producer of news for MSNBC for several years, Rosemary supervised news coverage of Washington, D.C., and politics for the twenty-four-hour news channel. Rosemary is also a professional watercolor artist and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Anne Arundel Historical Society, the Maryland Federation of Art, the Maryland Plein Air Painters Association, Art Between the Creeks and the Eastport Business Association. Rosemary lives in Eastport, Annapolis, with her husband, John, a retired U.S. Marine, and two black lab, mix dogs, Samantha and Princess Buttercup.

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