Paperback / softback
March 1, 1985
9780801827372
English
208
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.75 Pounds (US)
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Watermen

For three hundred years, generations of Tilghman Islanders have lived by harvesting the waters of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. They are watermen, an old English term for commercial fishermen, and their lives today retain much of the spirit and simplicity that characterized their land's first Anglo-Saxon settlers. Watermen is the story of their lives told by Randy Peffer, a young writer who came to Tilghman Island to search for his ancestral roots and left a year later with the makings of this book. Watermen is a singular work, a book that will touch anyone who has ever glimpsed the peope of the Chesapeake, whether in literature or in life.

About the Author

Randall S. Peffer teaches writing and literature at Phillips / Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Sail, Yankee, and a number of other publications.

Reviews

"Quick, vivid reading which reeks with salty reality... Quite simply, this is the best book I've ever read about the daily life of Chesapeake Bay watermen."

- Earl Arnett - Maryland Magazine

"A fine account of a remarkable place."

- Noel Perrin - New York Times Book Review
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