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Bowes, David B. "Just Passing Through." Mid-Atlantic Country 26 (October 1995): 40-41.
Chesser, Helen Brown. "St. George Island Memories." Chronicles of St. Mary's 40 (Spring 1992): 98-104.
Annotation / Notes: The memories of a woman who grew up on the Island during the early decades of the twentieth century.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part I." Montgomery County Story 41 (November 1998): 49-60.
Cook, Eleanor M. V. "Georgetown: Jewel of Montgomery County-Part II." Montgomery County Story 42 (February 1999): 61-76.
Dessaint, A. Y. Southern Maryland Yesterday and Today: Crab Pots and Sotweed Fields. Prince Frederick, MD: Calvert County Historical Society, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Historic photographs and excerpts from 60 of the "best" works on Southern Maryland. Arranged predominately by theme, the chapters include working the land, working the water, life in the home, and life in the community. A ten page introduction gives a brief chronological history of the area.
Shomette, Donald. London Town: A Brief History. Londontown, MD: London Town Public House Commission, Inc., 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Londontown, located on the South River, was a very early example of successful town planning in Maryland. The community, however, did not have any long term success due to its economic base in the tobacco system.
Smith, Bert. Down the Ocean: Postcards from Maryland and Delaware Beaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Arranged by theme and subject -- famous housing, boardwalk, on the beach, life saving. It presents a vivid picture of life at the shore as interpreted through postcards. Includes some illustration on spots on the way -- diners, bridges, etc. Information on the cards themselves is included and adds to the work's usefulness.
Smith, Bert. Greetings from Baltimore: Postcard Views of the City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: The history of Baltimore as told through postcards, arranged by subject -- harbor, shopping downtown, monuments, etc. Each section is accompanied by several paragraphs of text. Also included is information on the postcards themselves, as well as on the collecting and history of postcards. Illustrations are excellent, slightly enlarged, and show off the medium.
Selckmann, August. "The Susquehanna: Mother of the Chesapeake." Maryland 23 (Autumn 1990): 6-17.
Sharrer, G. Terry. "The Patuxent: Maryland's Heartland River." Maryland 21 (Spring 1989): 6-23.
Stone, William T., Fessenden Blanchard, and Anne M. Hayes. A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake including the passages from the Long Island Sound along the New Jersey coast and Island Waterway. 1968; reprint, New York: Putnam, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: This guide gives detailed descriptions of the navigable portions for each of Maryland's rivers and creeks.
Perlman, Nancy. "BMI Research Center Officially Opens." Nuts and Bolts 10 (Summer 1992): [5].
Annotation / Notes: This detailed, single page, article provides an excellent introduction to the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's research center.
Mills, Eric. Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 2000.
Brewington, M. V. Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes and Bugeyes. Cambridge, MD: Cornell Maritime Press, 1963.
Brown, Alexander Crosby. The Old Bay Line, 1840-1940. New York: Bonanza, 1940.
Burgess, Robert H. Chesapeake Circle. Cambridge, MD: Cornell, 1965.
Burgess, Robert H. Chesapeake Sailing Craft. Cambridge, MD: Tidewater, 1975.
Burgess, Robert H. This Was Chesapeake Bay. Centreville, MD: Tidewater, 1963.
Burgess, Robert H., and H. Graham Wood. Steamboats Out of Baltimore. Cambridge, MD: Cornell Maritime Press, 1965.
Carmer, Carl. The Susquehanna. New York: Rinehart, 1955.
Annotation / Notes: One of the prestigious "Rivers of America" series, and for Marylanders a book-end volume to Frederick Gutheim's The Potomac. This is popular history at its best: powerfully-written, anecdotal--and what anecdotes! The story of Thomas Cresap is alone worth checking the book out of the library. Covers the downriver ark traffic and the attempts of steamboats to conquer the rocky and unruly Susquehanna.
Catton, William H. "How Rails Saved a Seaport." American Heritage 8 (1957): 26-31, 93-95.
Catton, William H. John W. Garrett of the Baltimore and Ohio: A Study in Seaport and Railroad Competition, 1820-1874. Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University, 1959.
Chapelle, Howard I. The Baltimore Clipper. Hatboro, PA: Tradition Press, 1965.
Annotation / Notes: First published in 1930, this is a classic treatment, with drawings and illustrations, of a famous ship developed on the Chesapeake Bay. The author, one of America's most distinguished naval historians, lived for many years on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Cudahy, Brian J. Twilight on the Bay: The Excursion Boat Empire of B. B. Wills. Centreville, MD: Tidewater, 1998.