Chesapeake Bay History Books

Chesapeake Bay History Books


Books about the Bay


A selection of books about Chesapeake Bay history, available for purchase at

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The Story of America’s Last Sailing Oystermen


Spend a year with three skipjack captains on the last of the Chesapeake Bay skipjack fleet.  Experience the Chesapeake and the lives of the men who make their living working the water on vanishing fleet of sailing crafts.

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Pirates on the Chesapeake

Arrrgh! Pirates!  There were Pirates on the Chesapeake and this well-researched collection of stories tells their tales.

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Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 
1610-1807 from

Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay’s Forgotten War

2012 is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  Learn about the War of 1812 and meet Chesapeake Bay historians, archaeologists, and re-enactors.

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