Watermen of Reedville and the Chesapeake Bay

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The story of Reedville, Virginia, is linked to the commercial fishing industry that developed in the late 19th century. In 1874, Elijah Reed transferred his menhaden fishing operation from Brooklin, Maine, to the Chesapeake Bay. He purchased the land on Cockrell's Creek that is now Reedville. The industry flourished, especially in the early part of the 20th century. Today, Reedville is one of the major ports for the landing of commercial fish in the United States, second only to Kodiak, Alaska. This Northern Neck area of Virginia has a deep history dating back to Jamestown, and this book adds another chapter in retelling its past by providing unique photographs that have never been previously published.
ISBN: 9781467116275
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Shawn Hall is the executive director of the Reedville Fishermen's Museum. He graduated from Harvard in 1983 and received his master's degree from California State University in 1988. Shawn has authored eight books about the Silver State, including Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Southern Nevada as part of Arcadia's Images of America series. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Reedville Fishermen's Museum.
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