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Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails & by Rosemary F. Williams

By Rosemary F. Williams

With fortunes that experience ebbed and flowed with the tides, Annapolis has graced the banks of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay because the 17th century. Generations have labored the docks, sailed its waters and looked for Chesapeake Gold--oysters--even because the urban grew to become domestic to a proud army culture within the usa Naval Academy. neighborhood writer Rosemary F. Williams provides a bright snapshot of Annapolis with stories of violent skirmishes among the speeding Captain Waddell and crews of outlaw oyster poachers, the crabbing rage of the 20 th century, feisty shipwright Benjamin Sallier and the city's Golden Age of cruising. Williams's fluid prose and gorgeous classic photos chronicle the maritime background of this capital urban and display its citizens' deep connection to the ever-shifting waters.

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