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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.
Steffens, Charles E. "Who Owns the Waterfront: Property Relations in Fell's Point, Baltimore, 1793." Urbanism Past and Present 8 (Winter/Spring 1983): 12-17.
Sullivan, C. John, Jr. "Ocean City in Black and White: A Special Maryland Revisited." Maryland Humanities (March 1999): 6-7.
Sword, Gerald J. "Acquisition of the Point Lookout Lighthouse Site by the United States Government from Jenifer Taylor." Chronicles of St. Mary's 26 (January 1978): 340-46.
Thomas, Joseph B., Jr., and Anthony D. Lindauer. "The Town of Herrington, c. 1667-c. 1700." Anne Arundel County History Notes 29 (July 1998): 1-2, 9-12.
Thomas, Joseph B., Jr., and Anthony D. Lindauer. "The Town of Herrington, c.1667-c.1700." Calvert Historian 13 (Spring 1998): 45-61.
Annotation / Notes: Same article as in Anne Arundel County History Notes.
Warren, Marion E. Bringing Back the Bay: the Chesapeake in the photographs of Marion E. Warren and the voices of its people. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Modern photographs accompanied with oral history text. Of special interest is the "photographer's commentaries" on his work.
Wennersten, John R. Maryland's Eastern Shore: A Journey in Time and Place. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: Wennersten's goal is to make the reader understand the distinct society that is the eastern shore through discussion of the area's agricultural life, its race relations, and maritime society. Brief histories are given of some communities and mention made of some influential people.
White, Dan. Crosscurrents in Quiet Water: Portraits of the Chesapeake. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A photo essay of the changing lives of the Eastern Shore's peoples focusing on watermen, boat builders, environmentalists, and chicken farmers. Special emphasis is placed on Smith Island and Crisfield. Photographs by Jon Naso and Marion Warren.
Wroten, William H., Jr. Assateague. Salisbury, MD: Peninsula Press, 1970.
Brait, Susan. Chesapeake Gold: Man & Oyster on the Bay. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1990.
De Gast, Robert. The Oyster Men of the Chesapeake. Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing Company, 1970.
Annotation / Notes: One cannot separate the Chesapeake oyster as a natural resource from the men and vessels which harvested them. Bob De Gast's book is a compelling visual story with accurate, if spare, text.
DeGast, Robert. Western Wind, Eastern Shore: A Sailing Cruise Around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
Annotation / Notes: De Gast sails a small boat around the entire DelMarVa Peninsula, an interesting voyage with useful observations.
Lang, Varley. Follow the Water. Winston Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 1961.
Powledge, Fred. Working River. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995.
Categories: Environment, Maritime
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.
Thorogood, Cyprian. "A Relation of a Voyage Made by Mr. Cyprian Thorogood to the Head of the Baye." The Historian 20 (May 1958).
Torrusio, Michael, Jr. "Destination: Magothy River." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 27 (June 1997): 48-53, 90.
Vojtech, Pat. "The Last Undiscovered River." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 22 (November 1992): 33-37, 42.
Warner, William W. Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: Must reading for anyone wishing to know the Chesapeake, its environment and water ways.