Fenwick Island, Delaware: A Brief History

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Though not truly an island, Fenwick fits the stereotype, with its history of swashbuckling pirates anchored offshore, fierce storms pounding the coastline and treasures rumored to be buried beneath its sands. Respected journalist Mary Pat Kyle introduces readers to the legendary sea bandit Captain Kidd, the elusive beach-dwelling widow Zippy Lewis and other storied characters that have populated this quiet beach community and shaped its history throughout the centuries. Incorporating recollections from local icons Paul and Dorothy Pepper and clips from Kyle's extensive storm coverage for the Delmarva News and The Whale, this history of Fenwick Island captures the essence of life in one of Delaware's quiet beach resorts.
ISBN: 9781596295056
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Delaware
Series: Brief History
Images: 67
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Mary Pat Kyle worked as a reporter and as Coastal Editor for the Delmarva News for 15 years, covering local town meetings and writing features. She has received multiple Delaware and Maryland Press Association Awards. She was formerly the mayor of Fenwick Island as well as the President of the Homeowners Association. She has a BA from the University of Maryland and a MA from the University of Delaware.
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