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"The Voices of the Chesapeake Bay Interview Project is created to help  us further develop our 'sense of place.'  The Voices Project is ongoing, inherently 'inclusive' and well-rounded, giving us the ability to see our bio-region, the Chesapeake Bay watershed, from a variety of perspectives 
and points of view. With this ability we can fully and truly appreciate this incredible place called the Chesapeake Bay." 

Michael Buckley, Project Director

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Sunday, April 25 
Skipjack: America's Last Sailing Oystermen
Christopher White and the Watermen of Tilghman Island
Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, 5:00 p.m. Washington College, Chestertown, MD
Book signing to follow

Author Christopher White spent two years living on Tilghman Island and working with three legendary captains of the traditional wooden Chesapeake Bay oyster boats known as skipjacks. Through a discussion with a group of these lively characters, we will begin to understand the challenges of living on the Bay and sailing a traditional skipjack. The event will bring the audience face-to-face with a critically endangered tradition that reaches back over 100 years. Produced by Michael Buckley

Baltimore Sun. 1998. The Wild Side of Maryland: An Outdoor Guide. Baltimore, MD.

Collins, George J. and Alexander, Kathy. 2001. Chessie Racing. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.  
The story of Maryland's entry into the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race. Watch for the George Collins interview on the Voices Radio Series, December 9th!

Dorbin, Ann and Richard. 2001. Saving the Bay: People Working for the Future of the Chesapeake. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. www.paragonlight.com

Hancock J. and J. Kushlan. 1984. The Herons Handbook. New York, NY: Harper & Row.

Hayman, P. 1986. Shorebirds: An Identification Guide to the Waders of the World. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Horton, Tom.  1997. An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island. Norton. 1994. Bay Country. 1992. Water's Way (w/David W. Harp). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1991. Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay, Washington, DC: Island Press.
"This is not merely a book for those who already know the Chesapeake, although they will be enchanted by Tom Horton's vast knowledge, narrative skills and eye for detail. Like the true bay native he is, Mr. Horton uses the Chesapeake as a limitless resource from which to harvest a great bounty of observations about politics, nature, and human beings." -- New York Times on Bay Country. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for the Outstanding Book of Nature Writing

Hurley, L.M. 1990. Field Guide To Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, MD: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lippson, Alice Jane & Robert L. 1984/97. Life in the Chesapeake Bay.  
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
"Covers more than 400 species found both in and around the bay, from seaweed to sharks and geese. Life in the Chesapeake Bay's utility extends beyond the Bay itself, as many of the plants and animals discussed range up and down the Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod... Identification is a simple task with Alice Jane Lippson's 285 attractive drawings of the creatures described in the book." -- Waterman's Gazette

Meanley, Brooke. 1975. Birds and Marshes of the Chesapeake Bay.  
Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers.

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Michener, James. 1990. Chesapeake. New York, NY: Fawcett Books.

Schwartz, F.J. 1967. Maryland Turtles. Solomons, MD: University of Maryland, 
Natural Resources Instutite.

Shellenberger, William H. 1994/2001. Cruising the Chesapeake. Camden, ME: 
International Marine Publishing Company.

Turbyville, Linda. 1996. Bay Beacons: Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay.  
Trappe, MD: Eastwind Publisher.

Vojtech, Pat. 2001. Chesapeake Wildlife: Stories of Survival and Loss. 1973. Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses.Centreville, MD:Cornell Press Tidewater Publishers.

Warner, William W. 1994. Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay New York, NY: Little Brown & Company.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize!

Wennersten, John R. 2001. The Chesapeake: An Environmental Biography Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society Press

White, Christopher P. 1989. Chesapeake Bay: The Nature of the Estuary.  
Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers.

Winegar, Deane. 2000. Longstreet Highroad Guide To The Chesapeake Bay.  
Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Highroad Coastal Guides.

Williams, A.B. 1984. Shrimp, Lobsters and Crabs of the Atlantic Coast.  
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Williams, John Page. 1993. Chesapeake Almanac. 1992. Exploring the Chesapeake 
in Small Boats
. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised: February 27, 2010 .

Voices of the Chesapeake Bay
The book


Click to order

Fifty-three life stories.  Amazing people from all walks of Chesapeake Bay life.

Includes: former Maryland Governor Harry R. Hughes, "Presidential Medal of Honor" recipient Russell Train, Univ. of Maryland Center for Environmental Science president Donald Boesch, ESPN Chief Sailing Commentator Gary Jobson, farmer & mayor Russell Brinsfield of Vienna, MD, Queenstown historian Harry Rhodes, author/ fisherman Bill Burton, author Tom Horton, Chesapeake Bay Foundation V.P. of Education Don Baugh, Maryland Watermen's Association president Larry Simns, and many more. (464p).  

Voices Radio Project 

Broadcast as part of 
The Sunday Brunch 
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Each week
7-10am 

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Sponsored by

The Boatyard Bar & Grill


The Keith Campbell Foundation 
for the Environment

 
C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at 
Washington College


16 Songs - 16 Artists
3 Grammy Winners!


The only CD of its kind,
bringing together a range of
Chesapeake Bay artists and songs in a variety of styles.


Featuring Bruce Hornsby (Williamsburg, VA), Tom Chapin (Upstate NY),  Al Petteway (NC), Deanna Dove (North Beach, MD), Tom Wisner (Lusby, MD), Earl White (Dames Quarter, MD), Magpie (Takoma Park, MD), Them Eastport Oysterboys (Eastport, MD), Bruce Myers & Crew (Baltimore, MD), Dan Haas & Robin Jung (Annapolis, MD), Mike Garfinkel (Edgewater, MD), Robbin Thompson (Richmond, VA), Mike Aiken (Norfolk, VA), Dominick Murray (Baltimore, MD), The Geckos (Annapolis, MD), and The Millers (Tilghman Island, MD)
 
  

$10 plus $2 shipping 
Purchase by check made 
out to:

Songs of the Chesapeake Bay
1131 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

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