Chesapeake Reflections: Stories from Virginia's Northern Neck

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Between the Indian and Dividing Creeks, near the mouth of the Rappahannock River in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, sits a parcel of land called Bluff Point. Like most bay-front villages, the bountiful resources and majestic landscape of this area that once sustained watermen and sportsmen alike have been depleted as over-harvesting, poaching, pollution and continued development have taken their toll, threatening the very legacy of its people. J.H. Hall's family first settled on this land shortly after the Civil War, where they maintained a tradition of farming, fishing and crabbing throughout the twentieth century. Hall's words flow as splendidly as the tides in this collection of personal reminisces and local and natural history celebrating the lives of the watermen before him and the uncertainty surrounding those today.
ISBN: 9781596297586
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 45
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim Hall is the author of True Stories of a Maine Fly Fisherman, published by The History Press in April 2008. He is a native of the Northern Neck Peninsula of Virginia, where his family is deeply rooted and still calls home today. He was born in North Carolina, raised in Virginia, and educated at Princeton, Duke, and the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently resides in Wayne, ME.
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