BURGESS, Robert H.
Title: This Was Chesapeake Bay. Third Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, Maryland, 1982, ISBN:0870331256
Seller ID: 31263
BURGESS, Robert H. This Was Chesapeake Bay. Centreville, Maryland : Tidewater Publishers, (1982). Third Printing. Pp (6),vii-xi,(3),1-210. Illustratedthroughout with many b&w photos, &c. Double column. Large 8vo (223 x 284 m m), tan cloth, brown lettering to spine. With map end-papers. Robert H. Burgess (b. Baltimore). National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 166. "Included in the accounts are ... unique sailing ships and their crews, as well as unusual voyages and their cargoes. Especially dramatic and nostalgic in character are the arrival of the monstrous steamships - the largest built until the Lusitania in 1906 - in the Bay in the mid 1800s or the wanderings by dugout log canoe of Joshua Thomas spreading the gospel of Methodism." - from the dj. Contents: The Chesapeake's Oldest Inhabitants; The Early Chesapeake; The White Rocks; The Bay's First Steamboat; The Weems Line; Lightships Mark the Way; The Mary Whitridge Makesa Record; This Was the Hard Life; Sailor Beware; Nautical Monster of an Ag e; Parson of the Islands; Lazaretto Light of Baltimore; The Purnell T. White Comes Home to Die; The Logwood Trade to the Bay; Jones Falls Protected Wooden Ships; Wreck of the G.A. Kohler; A Quaint Baltimore Shipyard; Sailing Coal Out of Hampton Roads; Tugs Once Raced for Their Tows; The Story of theKatherine May; The Last Voyage; Baltimore to Richmond by Water and Rail; S teamboats Cause Traffic Jam in Baltimore; Eagles Over the Bay; Steamboat Reveries; Norfolk to Baltimore: the Long Way; A Shipshape House; Last of the River Boats; A Picnic at Fairview Beach; Louise, Belle of the Bay; Tolchester on the Bay; Palace Steamer Pocahontas; Louise of the C&O; The Veteran C&O Steamer Virginia; The Schooner on the Chesapeake; The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye; The Skipjack; The Chesapeake Bay Sailing Ram; The Chesapeake Bay Pungy;The Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe; The Drift of the William Thomas Moore; Workb oat Races; Lumber Luggers; The Ram Edward R. Baird Jr.; Godfrey the Sailmaker; Schooner Bohemia; Oyster Pirates; Maryland's Oyster Dredging Fleet; Skipjack Builders; The Bay's Artist; Watermelon Time at Long Dock; Dredging Oysters the Hard Way; Yankee Skiffs; Farmer Plant Seed Oysters; Menhaden Purse-Net Profits; Wooden Steamers of World War I; The Old Ships; The Emma Giles; The Chase Comes to the Bay to Die; They Penned a Bay Classic; Yachts andOther Days; Broadway-Locust Point Steam Ferry; Veteran Battlers of Chesape ake Ice; Adams' Floating Theatre; Sailing the Family Tree; A Whale in the Harbor; Artistry in Wood; A Seagoing Pullman Car; The Chesapeake Marches On.Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 45.00