Nantucket Sound: A Maritime History

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An ancient fishing ground, vital shipping passage and final resting place for those unable to navigate its rocky shoals, Nantucket Sound--bordered by Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and, of course, Nantucket--remains one of New England's most historic waterways. Here, the first rays of morning sunlight touch the United States before sweeping westward. In fact, the area's early inhabitants were called Wampanoag: "People of the Dawn." From whaling culture and infamous shipwrecks to legends of Vikings, sea gods and John Smith, local author Theresa Mitchell Barbo unearths the stories hidden beneath these rough waves. At once unforgiving and generous, Nantucket Sound has seduced countless seafarers with its siren song but still overflows with diverse marine life.
ISBN: 9781596296879
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 54
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Journalist and maritime author Theresa Mitchell Barbo is the founder and director of the annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium, now in partnership with the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Theresa is a noted lecturer on Cape Cod cultural heritage and maritime history before community organizations and at educational institutions. She holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has studied executive integral leadership at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Theresa lives in Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod, with her husband, Daniel, daughter Katherine and son Thomas.
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