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Dredging The Choptank

Author: Kimberley Lynne
ISBN: 9781934074152
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Chilling and mysterious folklore comes to life in this supernatural thriller about a writer investigating ghost legend in a town in denial. Stakes are raised when the writer protagonist discovers a Native American burial ground under an Eastern Shore jail and begins hallucinating black shapes and undulating snakes. This poltergeist fable is based upon the spirit myth of Dorchester County as well as Lynne's personal ghost narrative. Like a parable with a little bit of dangerous truth, the ghost stories are all genuine.

Young Frederick Douglass

Author: Dickson J. Preston
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421425947
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This highly regarded biography traces the life and times of Frederick Douglass, from his birth on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1818 to 1838, when he escaped from slavery to emerge upon the national scene.

The Spider Weaver

Author: Margaret Musgrove
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590987875
Size: 75.20 MB
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In this retelling of a tale from Ghana, a wondrous spider shows two Ashanti weavers how to make intricate, colorful patterns in the cloth that they weave. By the author of Ashanti to Zulu.

Haunted Eastern Shore

Author: Mindie Burgoyne
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625852851
Size: 30.31 MB
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They walk beside the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay, linger among the fetid swamps and roam the manor halls. These are the tormented souls who refuse to leave the sites of their demise. From pitiless smugglers to reluctant brides, the ghostly figures of the Eastern Shore are at once terrifying and tragic. Mindie Burgoyne takes readers on a spine-tingling journey as she recounts the grisly events at the Cosden Murder Farm and the infamous legend of Patty Cannon. Tread the foggy lanes of Kent Manor Inn and linger among Revolutionary War dead to discover the otherworldly occupants of Maryland's most haunted shore.

The Lighthouses Of The Chesapeake

Author: Robert De Gast
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801847653
Size: 55.87 MB
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This text features a sequence of 32 photographic essays, documenting in 170 haunting images each of the lighthouses still standing along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. For each lighthouse there is a photograph of the structure in its setting, a view looking out from the lighthouse, and a close-up of some singular detail of the building. The text discusses how and why the lighthouses were built, important events in their history, and in some cases the lives of their keepers. The sequence of lighthouses follows an imaginary journey around the Bay, starting at Cape Henry, site of the oldest existing light.

The Oyster Navy

Author: David Faulkner
Publisher: David Faulkner
ISBN: 1450726356
Size: 58.22 MB
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In 1868, Maryland's embryonic maritime law enforcement agency, the State Oyster Police, set out on its mission to enforce the state's laws on the Chesapeake Bay. Haynie McKenna, the agency's deputy commander, serves as captain of the steamer "Leila." With a crew of untested officers, he heads to the Honga River in search of a rogue waterman, Marrok Blanchard, and his sons.