Great Storms of the Chesapeake

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Even before John Smith's crew weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries had been ravaged by every type of storm imaginable. A 1769 hurricane altered the course of history, demolishing the shipping channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years storm, Tropical Storm Agnes, left more than seventy people dead and devastated the ecology of the bay. Before the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowfall record was held by the combination of the Great Eastern Blizzard of 1899, which blew the water out of the bay, and the Great White Hurricane, which stranded the oyster fleet of Baltimore in feet of ice. Join author David Healey as he keeps an eye to the red horizon and chronicles the most remarkable storms to churn the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
ISBN: 9781609494049
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Disaster
Images: 68
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Healey's work has appeared in Maryland Life, Delmarva Quarterly, Chesapeake Bay, American History, The Washington Times and Blue & Gray. He is an active member of the local history community and lectures on local history topics frequently. Meteorologist Bernadette Woods graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in meteorology and later studied at L'Universite des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg, France. In 2004, she earned the Television Seal of Approval through the American Meteorological Society. Bernadette was also awarded an Emmy Award for Best Weathercaster in 2006.
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