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We continue to collect and preserve documents and materials (audio and visual) of historical significance pertaining to the maritime heritage of our local area.

 

Priority

 

Harvesting the Chesapeake                             Larry Chowning

 

Deadrise and Crossplanked                             Larry Chowning

 

 Specific Chesapeake and its shores subjects – non-fiction only

-   Boats  
-   Boatbuilding  
-   Watermen and their families  
-   Flora and fauna  
-   History   
-   Archeology  
-   Geology  
-   Sea Chanties
 

Additionally, we hope to have a very limited collection of outstanding books on general historical ships and wooden boat building techniques.

   
 

Books we would like to add (LISTED BY TITLE) -  Similar books are welcomed!

 

 

A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves:

A Study in Historical Archaeology

 

Yentsch,  Elizabeth

 

A Family Story of Tangier Island

 

Jander, Anne

Hughes

 

A Place in Time: Middlesex County Va.

1650-1750

 

Rutman, Darrett &

Rutman, Anita

 

A Portrait of Deltaville – 2001 edition

(we have the 1976)

 

 

 

Amazing Grace: Smith Island and the Chesapeake Watermen 

 

Wolf, Bernard

 

American Sea Songs and Chanteys

 

Shay, Frank

 

Amphibians and Reptiles of the

Carolinas and Virginia

 

Martof, Bernard

 

An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of

Smith Island in the Chesapeake

 

Horton, Tom

 

Batteaux: That Old Time Boating

on the James

 

Brown, David E

 

Books by Chapelle, Howard

 

We lost 12 : many out

of print.  Any Chapelle

book not on our "have"

list would be treasured.

 

Brief and True Report of the New

Found Land of Virginia

 

Harriot, Thomas

 

Canoe Rig: The Essence and the Art: 

Sailpower for Antique and

Traditional Canoes

 

Bradshaw, Todd E

 

Canoeing the Indian Way

 

Pulling, Pierre

 

Capt. John Smith: Jamestown

and the Birth of the American Dream

 

Hoobler, Thomas &

Dorothy

 

Chesapeake

 

Davidson, Cameron

 

Chesapeake Bay

 

Grieser, Robert

 

Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War

 

Mills, Eric

 

Chesapeake Bay: Nature of the

Estuary: A field guide

 

White, Christopher

 

Chesapeake Bay Sailing Craft

 

Brewington, M. V.

 

Chesapeake Bay Schooners

 

Snediker, Quentin &

Jensen, Anne

 

Chesapeake Cruise

 

Hillm Norman Alan

 

Chesapeake Invader

(the meteorite crater)

 

Poag, Wylie

 

Chesapeake Men: Their Stories - Their Memories

 

Parks, Don

 

Chesapeake People

 

Parks, Don

 

Chesapeake Pre-History:

Old Traditions, New Directions

 

Dent, Richard

 

Chesapeake Sailing Craft

 

Burgess, Robert H

 

Chesapeake Wildlife: Stories of Survival and Loss

 

Vojtech, Pat

 

Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith

 

Williams, John Page

 

Chesapeake Winds and Tides

 

Parks, Don

 

Classic American Runabouts, Wood Boats 1915-1965

 

Ballantyne, Philip B.
Colonial Chesapeake Society

Carr, Lois Green;

Morgan,Jean B. ed

 

Confederate Seadog:

John Taylor Wood in War and Exile

 

Bell, John

 

Crosscurrents in Quiet Water

 

White, Dan

 

Discovering the Chesapeake Bay:

History of an Ecosystem

 

Curtin, Phillip D.

 

Dogwatch and Liberty Days

 

Creighton, Margaret

 

Everyman's Book of Sea Songs

 

Baker, Richard Miall, Antony

 

Field Guide to the submerged

Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay

 

Hurley, Linda

 

Follow the Water

 

Lang, Varley

 

Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region

 

Kent, Bretton

 

Governor's Island: Gwynn's Island,

Virginia during the Revolution

 

Wrike, Peter Jennings

 

Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake

 

 

 

Historic Buildings in Middlesex County

 

Ryland, et al

 

History and Progress in Mathews County

 

Mathews County

Historical Society

 

How to Build a Skipjack

 

Davis, Charles G.

 

In the Path of History, Virginia between the Rappahannock and Potomac

 

Netherton, Nan

 

Jamestown, The Buried Truth

 

Kelso, William M.

 

John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages

1607-1609

 

Roundtree, Helen

Mountford, C & K

 

Lancaster County, Virginia

 

Jett, Carolyn H.

 

Landfall along the Chesapeake:

In the Wake of Captain John Smith

 

Schmidt, Susan

 

Life and Death of the Chesapeake Bay

 

Schubel, J. R

 

Lost Lighthouses

 

Harrison, Tim & Jones,

Ray

 

Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pochhontas and the Start of a New Nation

 

Price, David A.

 

Marshes

 

Burt, William

 

Molluscan Paleontology of the Chesapeake Miocene

 

Petuch, E & Drolshagen,

Mardie

 

Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines:

A Guide to using, growing and propagating North American Plants

 

Cullina, William

 

Notes on the State of Virginia

 

Jefferson, Thomas

 

Plants of the Chesapeake Bay:

a guide to wildflowers, grasses, aquatic vegetation, trees, shrubs and other flora

 

Musselman,John &

Knopper, David

 

Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat

 

 Allen, Paula Gunn

 

Salt Tide

 

Badger, Curtis

 

Sea Songs and Ballads

 

Stone, Christopher

 

Sea Songs and Shanties

 

Whall, A. B.

 

Shantymen and Shantyboys

 

Dorflinger, William

 

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

 

Borland, Loran C.

 

Skiffs and Schooners

 

Culler, R. D.

 

Songs of the Sailor and Lumbermen

 

Dorflinger, William

 

 

 

Sunup to Sundown: Watermen of the Chesapeake

 

Blackistone, Mick

 

Tangier Island

 

Shores, David L.

 

Tertiary Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Chesapeake Bay Region,

Virginia and Maryland

 

Ward

 

The Bay: A Naturalist Discovers

a universe of life

 

Klingel, Gilbert C.

 

The Best Loved American folk songs

 

Lomax, John Avery

 

The Book of Navy Songs

 

The Trident Society

 

The Bounty of the Chesapeake: Fishing in Colonial Virginia

 

Wharton, James

 

The Chanty Man Sings

 

Meloney, William

Brown IV

 

The Chesapeake Bay Crater: Geology and Geophisics of a Late Eocene Submarine Impact structure

 

Koeberi & Wolf

 

The Chesapeake in the 17th Century

 

Tate, Tadd &

Ammerman, David

 

The Complete works of Captain

John Smith (1580-1631)

 

Barbour, Phillip L.

 

The Confederate Navy: A pictorial history

 

Stern, Phillip Van Doren

 

The Firest Seventeen Years, Virginia

1607-1624

 

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

 

The Jamestown Adventure

 

Southern, Ed, editor

 

The Last Generation:  a History of a Chesapeake Bay Shipbuilding Family

 

Footner, Geoffrey

 

The Outlaw Gunner

 

Walsh, Harry M.

 

The Oxford Book of Sea Songs

 

Palmer, Roy

 

The Transformation of Virginia

1740-1790

 

Isaac, Rhys

 

The Virgiinia Adventure; Roanoke

to James Towne: an Archaeological and Historical Odyssey

 

Hume, Ivor Noel

 

The Workboats of Smith Island

 

Johnson, Paula J.

 

They Live by the Wind

 

Bradley, Wendell P.

 

Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era

 

Middleton, Arthus

Peirce

 

Urbanna, A Port Town in Virginia,

1680-1980

 

Ryland, Evelyn

 

Voices of the Chesapeake Bay

 

Buckley, Michael

 

Won't You Help Me Raise 'em

 

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