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« on: November 18, 2011, 10:24:41 AM »

Anyone recommend some good books for passing the time this winter.  Anything relating to crabbing or bay life is what I am looking for.

Here is what I have read in past years so anything not on this list-

1.  Beautiful Swimmers

2.  Barcat Skipper, Tales of a Tangier Island Waterman

3.  An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake

4.  All About Blue Crabs: And How to Catch Them

5.  Blue Crabs: Catch 'em, Cook 'em, Eat 'em

6.  How To Catch Crabs By The Bushel


I am getting a copy of The Bayman: A Life on Barnegat Bay, but would like to find another book to get me through April.  

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 10:28:37 AM »

Nice . don't read much , and now it is time to get ready to MUM.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 11:40:41 AM »

Four Season's of the Chesapeake is a good two book set not a whole lot of reading but some awesome photography. Another one is Watermen of the Chesapeake. More print in that one but still enough pictures to make it interesting. If you hunt, Outlaw Gunner gives a good look into the days of market hunting on the bay.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 11:43:45 AM »

Also good reads:

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Rivers of the Eastern Shore - Seventeen Maryland rivers by Hulbert Footner

The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake by William B. Cronin
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 12:14:17 PM »

Four Season's of the Chesapeake is a good two book set not a whole lot of reading but some awesome photography. Another one is Watermen of the Chesapeake. More print in that one but still enough pictures to make it interesting. If you hunt, Outlaw Gunner gives a good look into the days of market hunting on the bay.

I am leaning towards Waterman of the Chesapeake.  Barcat Skippper was a great book.  There was another one about Tangier I saw called Crabs Hole, A Family Story of Tangier Island.  Sounds similar to Barcat Skipper. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 07:06:28 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Crabs-Catch-Cook-Eat/dp/0962818631
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 07:51:24 PM »

  try  clammin for  DUMMIES     by  
olclamman Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

     see ya down  the bay  ( barnegat )
    
     i have  acopy  of  the great sedges     a history of  island beach      also
      a great book written back then    FOUR MONTHS IN A SNEAK BOX   written in 1879    do  a google search  about it
      a very limited edition     give  me  a call
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     see ya down  the bay   ( barnegat )

  
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 08:56:04 PM »


I already have that one.  It's ok but very short, finished it in a few nights.

  try  clammin for  DUMMIES     by 
olclamman Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

     see ya down  the bay  ( barnegat )
     
     i have  acopy  of  the great sedges     a history of  island beach      also
      a great book written back then    FOUR MONTHS IN A SNEAK BOX   written in 1879    do  a google search  about it
      a very limited edition     give  me  a call
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     see ya down  the bay   ( barnegat )

 

I am still waiting for you to write a book John.  I would buy that one in a heartbeat. Great sedges sounds interesting.  Next time we head out I may have to borrow it.  The Bayman: A Life on Barnegat Bay sounds like something you might like.  I am getting a copy and will let you know.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayman-Life-Barnegat-Bay/dp/0945582625
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 10:18:20 AM »


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         i have  that  book  very insterestng   you are welcome to borrow it
         

      see ya down  the bay ( barnegat )
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 04:42:00 PM »

I ordered it already.  Love reading about the Barnegat and its history.  Great sedges, A History of Island Beach,  I have not heard of so I would love to read that
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 05:12:10 PM »

Please use this link to buy your books:

http://www.bluecrab.info/resources.htm

When you click through to Amazon from that page, this website gets a small commission.  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2011, 10:15:58 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 08:44:32 AM »

"Watermen"  by Randall S. Peffer   Wink
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 07:32:43 PM »

Please use this link to buy your books:

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Wish I knew that in the past.  Good to know for future reference Steve, thanks.  Every little bit helps.   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 08:20:44 PM »

I have a few recommendations for people in addition to the fine list Jason put together:

Wye Island by Boyd Gibbons.    A great book about the attempts to develop Wye Island in the early 70's.

Jersey Genesis by Henry Charlton Beck.    It's a book written in the 40's and tells the history of the individuals working on and around the Mullica River in the Pine Barrens of NJ.    It's a must read for NJ residents.

Clams:   How to Find, Catch and Cook Them by Curtis Badger.    It's a good guide for anyone wanting to learn about clamming.

Cheseapeake Boyhood by William H. Turner.     Title tells you what it's about.

Delaware's Forgotten Folk: The Story of the Moors and Nanticokes by C. A. Weslager.    This book is about Indians and other ethnic groups in and around the Indian River Bay area.
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2011, 09:36:36 PM »

Please use this link to buy your books:

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Thanks Steve for the tip. I just ordered watermen of the cheseapeak for my dad as a xmas gift. I am going to order a couple more books for other friends and family. I will use that link for those as well.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2011, 12:09:03 PM »

Not about crabbing but how about:
Chesapeake by James Michener

If you’re training your puppy:
Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method by Richard Wolters

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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2011, 12:27:57 PM »

Not about crabbing but how about:
Chesapeake by James Michener
If you’re training your puppy:
Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method by Richard Wolters



great read. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2011, 02:07:24 PM »

great read. 

Yes well Michener's work is a classic....

outlaw gunner is also a decent book if you are interested in the the turn of the century folklore of the market hunting on the bay....  I also read a book about the oyster wars on the bay at the turn of the century I can not recal the title though... but I  enjoy a lot of the folklore books looking back on the bay and the eastern shore back in it's hayday...
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2011, 08:55:28 AM »

I'll have to add these other books to my list on the site.  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2011, 08:40:00 PM »

I also read a book about the oyster wars on the bay at the turn of the century I can not recal the title though... but I  enjoy a lot of the folklore books looking back on the bay and the eastern shore back in it's hayday...

That book sounds real interesting Dog.  Let me know if you remember the name.  I will keep an eye out for it.  

I'll have to add these other books to my list on the site.  Smiley

Just got "The Bayman:  A Life on Barnegat Bay", will let you know how it is Steve, may be a good one for your list.   Wink
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2011, 09:16:50 PM »

That book sounds real interesting Dog.  Let me know if you remember the name.  I will keep an eye out for it.  

Just got "The Bayman:  A Life on Barnegat Bay", will let you know how it is Steve, may be a good one for your list.   Wink
I just got "The watermen of the chesapeake bay" I haven't had a chance to read much of it yet, but the photogerphy is beautiful.
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012, 03:32:22 PM »

Wow, what a good read! 
Olclamman got me started on 4 months in a sneakbox.
Now THAT'S what I would call an adventure.  I searched online, for it, and low and behold, some kind soul had pasted the text of the book, or most of it, I believe, right there, online, for the reading.
Thanks for the mental break.  I needed one.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2013, 07:08:15 PM »

Just finished a great on the water book        ~   Tales Of A Simple Sailor   ~   by Don Robison    you can check out his site     http://www.talesofasimplesailor.com/

I enjoyed this book very much    it gets better and better as you read          Mr Robison had a lot of great adventures in the Coast Guard    he even won a fishing contest by accident on board                 
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2013, 08:54:25 AM »

i will preface my post by saying I grew up in Townsend DE which is close to being in the middle of the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.  I grew up playing in and on the Delaware and never seriously found the Chesapeake until about 2000.  I currently find my time spend on the water at a 51% to 49% split in favor of the Chesapeake, and catch crabs and fish on both sides of Townsend.  Back to the post topic.  Two recommendations:

   The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (given) -I read this for the first time in high school (required reading) and find myself rereading it every five or so years
   Tales from Delaware Bay by James Milton Hanna-My plug for the east side Townsend
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