Marblehead Volume II

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Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and picturesqueharbors both large and small, Marblehead has reliedon the changing tides for its livelihood since the town'sfounding in 1629. It served first as the departure point forschooners that sailed on local and far-flung fishing voyages,then as a flourishing seaport in the 18th century. Since theCivil War it has been a safe haven for yachting enthusiastsand tourists who are lured by its many charms.The harbor had been a working port for over twocenturies when a sudden storm off Newfoundland's GrandBanks in 1846 destroyed half of the town's fishing fleet.Many of Marblehead's inhabitants became involved inthe burgeoning shoe industry to carry them over while thefisheries struggled to recover, but never did. By the turnof the 20th century, the town had become an importantyachting center. In this much anticipated sequel, these andother waterfront-related aspects of Marblehead's historyare chronicled in six intriguing chapters with over 200photographs and postcards.
ISBN: 9780738501369
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Appraiser and former curator John Hardy Wright is the author of several Arcadia titles, including Marblehead Volume I, which covers the architectural and social history of this enchanting town. With this second volume, Wright invites readers to explore the drama and appeal of historic Marblehead's spectacular shoreline and harbor.
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