Maryland's history unfolds along the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, where European exploration, colonisation, and commercial development of the Bay's resources connected the cities, towns, and ports. Blockade running from three different wars brought national conflict to Maryland as the centre of the New Republic. With 800 images, this book provides illustrated historic summaries, descriptive maps, and lists of restaurants, lodging, marinas, and local events for use as a convenient and portable reference and travel guide by land or water along the Bay's Eastern and Western Shores. Armchair historians and day or weekend travellers can discover the rich history, classic architecture, local ferries, and current attractions in 100 towns along the Bay where Maryland's historical legacy -- and its seafood -- abound.
William B. Cronin is a native Marylander, retired marine scientist with Johns Hopkins University, and an avid sailor. He has been visiting all of the towns and sites along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for over 90 years.