The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
The focus of this research is on seventeenth-century witchcraft in the Chesapeake. To date, there has not been an in depth study witchcraft in the early Southern colonies. Most studies of American colonial witchcraft tend to be either on the 1692 witchcraft hysteria of Salem. While both regions were comprised of English colonies, there were profound differences between the Northern and Southern colonists. These disparities resulted in dramatically different ways each group perceived the nature of witchcraft, and the way they dealt with it. To aid in the understanding of the place of witchcraft in the Southern worldview, the use of the traditional Puritan model of witchcraft as a heresy has been abandoned in favor of an English seventeenth-century model that holds witchcraft as a practice. Because this study covers criminal and civil trials over eighty years, it allows for a tracing of the evolution of the beliefs in the Chesapeake. As the social, political, and economic conditions on the frontier gave way to an emerging gentrified society, witches and their place in the Chesapeake were pushed to the background of a very colorful, eccentric society.
Every Home a Distillery – Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake
Take a tour of the myths, legends, and ghost stories of spirited Long Island, including the infamous Amityville where murder and mayhem shocked a small town; abandoned and haunted lunatic asylums, the historically chilling witchcraft trials, creepy lighthouses, and the many Mary hauntings. Shudder as you read over 35 haunting tales of Long Islands supernatural history.
Impact craters are often characterized by magnetic anomalies, which can be rather complex. Since such anomalies are important indicators of the properties of extraterrestrial bodies, a well-grounded understanding of the main magnetic mineral’s behavior is very important. A good place to start such studies are the impact craters we find on planet earth. This study is focused on the magnetic anomaly of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater, USA, and gives a detailed characterization of the geological units, the magnetic minerals therein and their geological evolution. It furthermore comprises the results of explosive experiments, which were conducted in order to keep the effect of post-impact mineral modifications, such as weathering, apart from crystal defects introduced by shock. The distinctive part of this work lies in the combination of geological and physical techniques. This approach allowed an extensive interpretation of the microstructural and magnetic features in a general geological context.
For the young Richard Bolitho the spring of 1778 marked a complete transformation for himself and his future. It was the year in which the American War of Independence changed to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule - and the year when Bolitho took command of the Sparrow, a small, fast and well-armed sloop of war. As the pace of war increased, the Sparrow was called from one crisis to another - and when the great fleets of Britain and France convened on the Chesapeake, Bolitho had to throw aside the early dreams of his first command to find maturity in a sea battle that might decide the fate of a whole continent.
The first A-to-Z listing of extraordinary, supernatural, paranormal, and Fortean/inexplicable phenomena on the American Great Lakes. These five majestic freshwater seasLakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Michigan and Ontariohave hosted a treasure-trove of fantastic sailors tales, mysteries, and legends. Here abide the long-standing rumors, myths and lore about mermaids, ghost ships, lake monsters, UFOs, USOs, vortices and triangles, Flying Dutchmen, wendigos, spook lights, haunted lighthouses, headless apparitions, melancholy mist-maidens, curses, talismans, thunderbirds, and sorcerers. Presented for the traveler, folklorist, ghost-buster, skeptic, cryptozoologist, or the just plain curious.
Chaos breaks loose when the Governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be installed on all streets and highways, and warns that motorists will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric inhabitants of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, respond by threatening to secede and set up as an independent state, claiming that their independence lies in the history of America's first settlers, those who set sail from London's Isle of Dogs in 1607. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the Superintendent of Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, state trooper and Hammer's right-hand confidant, find themselves at their wits' end as they try to protect the public from the politicians... and vice versa. Формат: 11 см х 17,5 см.
Lightships served a vital role in protecting U.S. maritime interests from 1820 to 1983. Employed as navigational aids, lightships were stationed along shipping lanes and intercoastal waterways in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and various estuarine environments in the Chesapeake, North Carolina, and the Pacific Northwest. Addressing gaps in the current historical and archaeological record pertaining to lightships, this thesis answers different research questions and discusses the role of lightships in the American maritime cultural landscape. The development of lightship construction is included as well as an explanation of changes in wooden, composite, iron, and steel techniques. Information regarding characteristic features of lightships focuses on improvements in light and fog signaling equipment. In total, this historical and archaeological study analyses use, construction, and meaning of lightships in America.
The first settlement of England's American colonies in the Chesapeake and the West Indies was made mostly by English indentured servants who paid for their transportation and keep with four years of unpaid service for adults, and more for children and adolescents. 'There is Great Want of Servants' is about their recruitment and transportation from London and other ports in the first century of English expansion. Much servant recruitment involved procurers and their 'spirits', who used deceit and some coercion to raise a human cargo. These procurers figure large in the book, as do the often ambivalent efforts of government to curtail their activities in what for the English state was a useful crime.
The lighthouse, an indefatigable watchman, ceaselessly guides boats to their ports.This beacon of maritime signalisation has guided sailors since antiquity.The first known lighthouse appeared on the island of Pharos, and was the remarkable Lighthouse of Alexandria; however, it seems that volcanoes like Stromboli and its frequent eruptions were possibly at the origin of this invention, as the fires guided boats to their shores. Faced with the increasing development of modern navigational aids, these lone sentinels do not hold the same functional importance today. However, this work emphasises not only their role as a major architectural development, but also the place that they hold in the cultural heritage of the world. From the Lighthouse of the Whales (France) to the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Tierra del Fuego,Argentina), and passing by the Lighthouse of Green Island (Canada) and the Bell Rock Lighthouse (Scotland), this work invites the reader to rediscover the richness of these witnesses of other times.
Massachusetts, the birthplace of America, is home to some of the most fascinating haunts in the world. Colonial ghosts still watch over their ancient inns in Concord and Charlemont. A railroad tunnel under the Mohawk Trail is doomed by the spirits of those who perished while digging it. The unearthly shrieks of a banshee in Marblehead chills the very marrow of those who must endure its curse. And phantom trawlers ply the waters near Gloucester. You will also experience tales of reincarnated souls, haunted lighthouses, mythical creatures, and remains of ancient civilizations. Investigations into haunted mansions and taverns reveal that the people of the past still reside with those of the present. Glowing gravestones, witches, ghost towns and haunted quarries are among the encounters that will bring you to the edge of alarm. Forty-one towns and cities hold legends and mysteries that stretch beyond the imagination into the chilling realm of the macabre. Follow, if you dare.
In the wake of his wifes murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI--and everything else--to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sisters wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though he swears he isnt interested in finding love again, Grady cant ignore the mutual sparks that fly when he meets Vanessa Keaton. Although her past was marked by bad choices, Vanessa has found that coming to St. Dennis is the best decision shes ever made. Bling, her trendy boutique, is a success with tourists as well as with the townspeople. Shes made friends, has a home she loves, and has established a life for herself far from the nightmare she left behind. The last thing shes looking for is romance, but the hot new man in town is hard to resist. And when Vanessas past catches up with her, Grady finds that hes unwilling to let her become a victim again. As together they fight her demons, Grady and Vanessa discover that life still holds some surprises and that love doesnt always have to hurt.