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Cronkite Collection: An Island Out of Time : A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake
Title:      An Island Out of Time : A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake
BookID:      213
Authors:      Tom Horton
ISBN-10(13):      0393039382
Publisher:      W. W. Norton & Company
Edition:      1st
Number of pages:      316
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:      Product Description
A small island home to five hundred watermen and their families, Smith Island is the subject of an elegant study about a community that has stayed true to its past while witnessing the decline of the natural wonders surrounding it in Chesapeake Bay. Tour.
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Although the archipelago known as Smith Island sits in Chesapeake Bay, just off Maryland's eastern shore, it is in some ways a place lost in time and space. Lacking a police force, a high school, or a hospital, it still carries the flavor of another era. People earn a tough living from crabbing, which means 18-hour work days for six months of the year, and they still speak a heavily accented language that some scholars believe dates back to Elizabethan times. In 1987, Tom Horton, an environmental writer for the Baltimore Sun, moved with his family to this 300-year-old community. This thoughtful, well-written book is his record of the two years they spent there.
   
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