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Chesapeake Ferries: A Waterborne Tradition, 1636--2000

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Publisher Comments:

Clara Ann Simmons moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore more than fifty years ago and marveled at the abundance of rivers and creeks and bays. A writer by profession, Simmons became fascinated with water travel in the Chesapeake region and the intricate network of connections that set the traveler on his way so that he might continue his journey.

In this engaging and gracefully written narrative, Simmons takes the reader from the earliest days of colonial settlement, when all who journeyed through the region crossed the waterways, to the age of bridge building that forever changed the way people traveled. The reader meets the lone ferry men and women of the eighteenth century as they loaded packs, animals, and travelers on small craft of every type; learns about the steam ferry of later years that connected with networks of rail lines; and is introduced to the present-day ferry operators who maintain the rich tradition of water travel.

Beautifully illustrated with dozens of photographs and maps, Chesapeake Ferries is a tribute to the region's storied maritime past.

Book News Annotation:

Professional writer Simmons (1923-2008) moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore some 50 years ago where she became fascinated with its rivers, creeks, and bays, and began to write articles about the maritime way of life of the early settlers of the region. Her final text provides history buffs and general readers with a chronicle of the tidewater Chesapeake Bay ferry system from colonial days to the present day, and the people who operated the services and those who used them. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, maps, and reproductions, the text also includes an alphabetical list of the ferries by vessel name, and detailed endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further research. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780938420781
Author:
Simmons, Clara Ann
Publisher:
Maryland Historical Society
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Maryland
Subject:
Ferries - Virginia
Subject:
Ferries - Maryland
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.96x8.56x.34 in. 1.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » General
Transportation » Nautical » Ferries, Steamboats and Tugs
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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